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Long belt #30 on your sketch appears to have jumped off the

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Long belt #30 on your sketch appears to have jumped off the lower of the two stacked pulleys and is on the upper pulley with other belt - don't see how this could happen - there's a heavy metal bracket there that looks designed to stop it doing so
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Customer: Don't think so - model #13AV60K011
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.
Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Does your belt appear to be worn?
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.
You and I can continue from here. Thanks!
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Not badly worn - but looking at pulley I don't see how belt could jump off past restraining piece that's very close to pulley - closer than thickness of part of belt that i can see anyway.
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.
Thanks for your reply. Belt - Click Here
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.
I believe that if you replace the belt, this will resolve our problem.
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.
Unless your Variable Speed pulley #83 is worn, the Belt Guard #84, should prevent this from happening, unless your belt is at fault.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Pulley looks OK so far as I can judge. Do pulleys have to be removed to refit new belt?
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.
Sometimes, if your remove the upper belt first, you can slide the sheave in the middle of your variable speed pulley up enough to remove your lower belt.
Expert:  Donald replied 6 months ago.
It is always best to replace both belts at the same time, using OEM belts.