Last weekend I was mowing my 1 acre spread and ran over a small branch on the lawn and my mower came to halt. Motor was still running and the blades were still spinning. Shut it down and could see the belt that should be around the gearbox pulley in the rear was between the plastic impeller blades and the top of the pulley.
Got it in my garbage and removed the mower deck and hoped to just be able to get the belt back on the rear pulley. Removed the tension assembly withe hope that that would give me enough slack to slip it back on which in fact is enough.
Only problem is that there is a pin maybe 1/4 to 5/16 inch in diameter in the way near the pulley with not enough room to squeeze the belt in. I imagine that pin is in place to help prevent the belt from slipping off....or prevent it from being slipped on.
So now it looks like a fairly large job to disassemble a lot more to get the belt back on.
Or am I missing something?