Help...Snapper belt jumps off drive shaft pulley

HoghappyApril 16, 2013

I have a 2 year old self propelled walk behind 21" steel deck HIVAC.

Model # P2167520B

I replaced the drive belt 3 lawn mowings ago with a OEM replacement 'stretch" belt hoping that would solve the hasn't. It's acting like it gets heated up and stretches and pops off the drive pulley....always up onto the shaft. A PITA to keep putting back on in the middle of a yard cutting.

Can the engine shaft pulley be moved up the drive shaft up little to get better alignment with the driven disc?

How would I do that? Knock out the key, loosen set screw and move it?

There is no way to adjust the belt that I can see....this may be my only hope...thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Is the idler pulley keeping tension on the belt? There is also a bent wire belt guide there to adjust too. The idler pulley shaft rotates under the drive disc. Does it move freely?

There is no harm in moving your drive pulley to align with another pulley if there is no interference. Loosen the set screw and move it.

This post was edited by baymee on Tue, Apr 16, 13 at 15:01

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 2:59PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I seen the drive pulleys installed inverted before as well.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2013 at 12:05AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Lawnboy circa 1967 aquanaut/air buoy evinrude parts
Hi. I am wondering if anyone could be of assistance....
Toro 22" Recycler can't get it started! Please help!
Hi Everyone, So I inherited a 6 month old Toro 22"...
21" self-propelled, which has most reliable drive system?
Hi there, I'm looking to replace my Ariens Classic...
why does it kick back
why does a briggfs stratton mower kick back
Troy Bilt Snow Blower
I have a Troy-Bilk 21", 4 cycle, 123cc ohv engine....
Sponsored Products
Lombard Wall Sconce by Hudson Valley Lighting
$236.00 | Lumens
Frasier Leather Sofa - Brighton Parrot Red
Joybird Furniture
Canto Chrome Four-Light Square Canopy Bath Fixture with Red Matte Glass
$526.50 | Bellacor
Multicolored VI
$199.00 | FRONTGATE
Set of Three Black 9-LED Solar Landscape Spotlights
$63.91 | Lamps Plus
Fabbian | Flow Table Lamp
$269.10 | YLighting
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™