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I will pull up a belt routing diagram for you.
Please click on the link below, to open the image.
Put your belt on your transmission and engine pulleys first.
Depress your brake pedal, and lock your parking brake. Next, put your belt on your two idler pulleys. Keep in mind that the flat side of your belt goes on your flat idler pulley, and the v side of your belt, will go on your v-idler pulley. Release your parking brake afterwards, to make sure your belt tightens properly.
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Click on the link above. It will open to a parts diagram for X304 mowers, and shows a belt diagram.
Does your mower have two idler pulleys?
Is one of them flat, and the other V?
These are only troubleshooting questions ...
Did the link open for you?
Good morning James. This is just a follow up, to see if you got your belt put on. If not, we can continue. Thanks!
I am away from my computer. I am replying via my mobile phone. I will not be back at my computer until 4:30 pm central time today. When I am back at my computer, I can draw a clear diagram for you.
Did you lock your parking brake, then put your belt on your transmission and engine pulleys first? Keep in mind that the flat side of your belt goes on your flat idler, and the v side of your belt, fits into your v-idler pulley.
The diagram l posted, is like viewing your belt from the top, if you are standing, looking down at your belt.
If you can give me a few minutes, I will try to draw and post a diagram from my phone.
James, thanks for your patience. Take a look at the image below. Let's see if it helps.
I drew it to show you how your belt actually goes around your idler pulleys. The right side of your belt goes directly from your transmission pulley, to your engine pulley. The left side of your belt, goes from your transmission pulley, then around your v-idler, then around your flat idler, then around your engine pulley.
The reason for locking your parking brake, is to allow your belt to remain loose, as you are putting it onto each of your pulleys.
Please let me know if this made any difference for you.
You are very welcome!
Have you removed your deck from your mower?
If not, you will get a better view, without your deck in place.
What happened to your original belt? Did it break?