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Hey gang, I'm new to the forum and am needing some assistance with troubleshooting a problem I recently came across.
I have had my D130 for about 2 years now and haven't had a single problem with it since purchase. However, just recently I've realized that when I engage the blades and my deck is in the transport position, everything is fine. But when I start lowering the deck, the blades gradually lose power and the belt becomes very loose. I tried adjusting the tension at the cable bracket on the deck, but it hasn't helped. I've also replaced the belt thinking my old one was just worn out, no luck with that either. Does anyone out there have an idea what could be causing the belt to loosen when i lower the deck?

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Is the idler/tensioner engaging for the full range and is the spring for it in place? Make sure it isn't bound up (usually with grass clippings and such) so that it swings through it's full range. That's the only thing that provides the tension once the blades are engaged.

(I'm assuming that you got the proper belt routing when you replaced the belt here...)
 

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Is the idler/tensioner engaging for the full range and is the spring for it in place? Make sure it isn't bound up (usually with grass clippings and such) so that it swings through it's full range. That's the only thing that provides the tension once the blades are engaged.

(I'm assuming that you got the proper belt routing when you replaced the belt here...)
Jim hit the only two nails I can think of on the head. Ensure your routing is proper (and the belt sits properly on the guides and spindles) and make sure the tensioner on the tractor operates fully and the belt is sitting in it properly.
 
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