New to the forum and looking for an answer to a problem that's really bugging me.
I have a LT180 about 5 years old. In the last couple of seasons, a particular part, #M139148 described on the parts list as a rod, has broken 5 times.
It works as a keeper for the v-belt and is mounted on the same bolt as the idler pulley. It breaks at the same point each time.
I'm pretty sure the belt is routed correctly and the rod should not be under any tension so I can't work out what's happening. Anyone else had this problem or got any ideas?