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Sears 1978 8.5 HP snow thrower ... Ihave changed drive belt

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Sears 1978 8.5 HP snow thrower ... Ihave changed drive belt ..and my blower will not go forward or reverse.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. will it shift from forward to reverse ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it shifts but is quite a bit firmer than before,At higher RPM it seems to grab a bite, but not continuosly.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also there is very little resistance in the drive lever.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Ok was it driving before the belt change ? , also when you change from forward to reverse does the friction wheel move back and forth ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it was driving prior to the belt change. Yes again/ the friction wheel moves
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Ok when your engaging the drive handle is it putting tension on the belt ?