Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Ted, it is very likely that our problem is caused by a worn idler pulley. Keep in mind that your idler pulleys does not spin, until you release your brake/clutch pedal. This is why you only hear the noise after you release your brake/clutch pedal.
Your belt loosens, and your pulleys stop spinning immediately after your depress your brake/ clutch pedal. Spin each of your idler pulleys by hand. Listen to hear which one is bad. Your idlers should spin freely, and very quietly. Your deck idler pulleys are probably ok. Check your drive belt idlers.
You and I can continue from here. Thanks!
Ted, thanks for your reply. Due to the fact that when you depress your brake/clutch pedal, everything stops spinning, including your belt, and all pulleys, except your engine pulley. This leads me to believe that our problem has to be caused by a worn pulley, or because your belt is rubbing against a belt guard/keeper.
You are very welcome! I do hope all goes well for you.