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Hello Robert. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. I would like to clarify something. Which one of your pulleys is your belt coming off of?
Is this a brand new mower? Does your belt appear to be tight enough, after you put it back on?
Please take a look at the image below.
Does all of the pulleys I highlighted in the image, appear to be spinning true, without wobble, although they are all new?
These are only troubleshooting questions ...
Thanks for this information. The smoke is an indication that you have a partially seizing bearing in one of your pulleys, or your belt is running outside of one of your belt guards/keepers.
Thank you for checking. I was concerned about your belt smoking. I pulled up an image of your mower, and it does not show a belt keeper for pto clutch pulley.
Have you considered taking your mower back for a possible exchange? This is not your fault, based upon so little use.
To be honest, I have not seen many problems, of this nature with Cub Cadet lawn tractors. I am sure this is an isolated problem. It would be extremely rare to get another new mower, that will initially have this same problem. If the place you purchased your mower, will work with you, I would stick with this make and model.
You are very welcome! Robert, I truly hope all goes well for you.
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