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JON, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Certified Small Engine Technician
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I have a one year old gt52xls and it will barely pull

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I have a one year old gt52xls and it will barely pull itself. Is there a fix for this?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Since about 2 months into last season but getting worse this season.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't know yet
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
Sounds like you may be having a drive belt issue. Should not be happening as it is still new pretty much. This would possibly be a warranty issue, so be careful trying to repair yourself.
Check to make sure drive belt if good and tight once engaged. This can be done with machine off. Make sure the tensioner is working properly and has no more motion available once engaged fully
Expert:  JON replied 2 months ago.
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