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Curtis B.
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a 1028 and runs perfect. I recently replaced the

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I have a 1028 and runs perfect. I recently replaced the belts as preventative maintained and it runs good until I hit the snow then the traction belt falls off
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Is the tension spring in place, that keeps the belts tight? What is full make and model number?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
tension springs good. Model 924109. Serial 000729
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Auger belt not tight until you squeeze handle
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Page 17 and 18 is traction belt. It should be tight. Is it loose or ???

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Traction belt is tight
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

This is the belt that falls off? Are the belt guides in place?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
traction belt falls off. Guides are in place
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

No problem before belts were replaced? Belts exact same size? Belt has to be on wrong, or the idler spring is not keeping tension on the belt.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Why would it run fine until it hits snow
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Are there bearings on any of those pulleys
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Bearing is made into the pulleys.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Do the pulleys turn freely?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

Which pulley is belt coming off of?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Traction. Nearest the motor
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

# ***** is belt finger, to keep belt on. And is pulley aligned with the other pulley?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I'm checking g that alignment now. Didn't realize there are two set screws
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 10 months ago.

OK>