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Frank, thanks for your reply. You stated that your spring tightens as you are moving your pto lever, but your belt remains loose. Check the idler arm that your idler pulley mounts to. Let's make sure that your idler arm is not seizing. It needs to pivot freely back and forth, by hand. Your idler pulley tightens your belt.
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