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Category: Small Engine
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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 CRAFTSMAN MOWER MODEL 917. 275662 THAT THE MOWING

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I HAVE A CRAFTSMAN MOWER MODEL 917. 275662 THAT THE MOWING DECK IS VERY SLOW TO ENGAGE, I RELPACED THE BELT BUT DIDN'T HELP
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Belt is engaged by electric clutch. So belt stays on pulleys at all times. Is the belt tight on the pulleys, checked with engine off, key on and pto switch engaged? Belt has t be tight enough it does not slip on the pulleys. The belt has tension spring on the idler to keep belt tight. Is the idler spring keeping idler tight against the belt?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

I am getting conflicting pictures of the belt engagement. One shows electric clutch, then on the deck I see a cable, which indicates the engagement is with a lever?

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

My response is showing as customer again!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it has a pto I will check the idler spring when I get home this afternoon
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

# 148 in the parts picture above.