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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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Why does the drive belt jump off of my poulan pro 2654?

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Why does the drive belt jump off of my poulan pro 2654 ?

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Many times this problem is caused by either a worn pulley, or a misaligned, or missing belt guard / keeper.

You and I can continue from here. Thanks again!

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
How is a belt guard misaligned, bent? can it be adjusted to keep belt in place?

It could be bent or needs to be closer to your pulley, to prevent your belt from having enough space, to slip up between your pulley and your belt guard.

You and I need to determine which pulley your belt is actually coming off of.

You have:

Two (2) Idler Pulleys

One (1) Transmission Pulley

And your Engine Pulley

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Double check the clearance between each of your pulleys and their belt guards. Check to see if any of your pulleys are wobbling. Also, make sure your transmission bolts and support brackets, are all tight. We can continue from here. Thanks again!

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
It is off the transmission pulley. wedged under the lower edge of the pulley. machine is only 1 and half years old so did not think could be loose bolts or worn pulley wheels. But we cut acre of lawn.

Sometimes your belt can be difficult to remove after it wedges under your transmission pulley. After you get it back onto your pulley, try getting your belt guard closer to your pulley. Also, check to see if your belt is worn.

You and I can continue from here.

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