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I have a Husqvarna Z254 mower. 22 hours on it. Upon engaging

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I have a Husqvarna Z254 mower. 22 hours on it. Upon engaging the PTO last week the blades began to turn and then stopped. I removed the guards and ascertained that the belt is fine and is on all pulleys on the deck and the engine. The problem seems to be that the spring for the idler is gone so there's no belt tension. I was unable to locate the spring so I ordered one from my local dealer. It arrived today, but I can't seem to figure out how to attach it. A drawing would be great. Instructions for removal of the mower deck would help if that's necessary. Lawn is getting tall. Renting goats might be my next option. Your advise is appreciated
JA: What's the make and model of the mower? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: Husqvarna Z254. 20 hours. Bought it in July. Kohler 26 hp.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I'd prefer to
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: That's it. Been a wonderful mower otherwise
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 5 months ago.
Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Cant read response. All Blurry
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 5 months ago.

Yours should have the eye bolt it hooks around and o hole in the deck , does your deck look like this ?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Nice try but it didn't help. Turns out my mower deck is quite different.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 5 months ago.

Is there any way you can take a pic of the deck

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I pulled the deck off and found the correct mounting position. Thanks for trying.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 5 months ago.
Ok , im glad you got it figured out , sotry I wasn't able to help you more .John