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I have an old 970 rider (non hydrostatic). It is not pulling

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I have an old 970 rider (non hydrostatic). It is not pulling correctly. slipping
Is there a tensioner that can be tightened on the belt drive?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Its a Husqvarna 970
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.
https://www.partstree.com/parts/husqvarna/mowers-rear-engine-riding-lawn-mower/rider-970-12-husqvarna-swedish-rider-1992-03/transaxle-assembly/
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.
1St item on the parts list above, is the idler. It has a spring that is supposed to tension the belt. Is the spring in place. And is the idler free and nit bound up? There is no adjustment, just the spring tension. If belt is old or stretched, it may need to be replaced for better grip.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.
Did you find problem, why idler was not tensioning the belt?