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The part under the engine that catches the belt is not

The part under the...

The part under the engine that catches the belt is not spinning

Mechanic's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old the engine is? And has it done anything like this in the past?

8 years old never did this it before

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes if I can

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JohnF2015
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Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Can you provide brand name, model and serial number from you machine so that I can better assist you?

Which belt is not spinning, the mower deck belt or the transmission drive belt?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The part under the motor is not spinning it's a yard machine 21 showroom 42"
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I have tried three times now to connect with you by phone but every time the phone will ring one time and then disconnect.

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I just tried again with the same results. Phone rings one time on my end and then disconnects.

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I just left you a voice mail, you can give me a call back if you would like.

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Do you have the model and serial number from under the seat of the machine? It will make it easier for me to provide you with correct information for your machine.

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