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    Apr 11, 2007, 02:12 PM
    Craftsman Lawn Tractor
    How much trouble is it to change the drive belt on a 15.5hp Sears Lawn Tractor? Seems like the speed of this lawn tractor has slowed down. I am assuming that the drive belt could possibly be stretched. Any onther ideas?
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    Apr 11, 2007, 02:25 PM
    If the belt stetched it will slip. Engage the drive with the engine off and check the tension on the belt. While you are down there look for a threaded rod that adjusts the tension on the pulley. You should be able to adjust it quite a bit if you never did this before. If you have your model number you can get a free manual download from Sears online.
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    Apr 24, 2008, 05:37 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ge1209
    How much trouble is it to change the drive belt on a 15.5hp Sears Lawn Tractor? Seems like the speed of this lawn tractor has slowed down. I am assuming that the drive belt could possibly be stretched. Any onther ideas?
    Prepare to get bruises on your hands. There's a routeing diagram looking down through the gear shift slot or one on top of the deck when you lower it. I hope you don't get bruised & good luck.
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    Apr 24, 2008, 08:11 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by JackW
    prepare to get bruises on your hands. there's a routeing diagram looking down thru the gear shift slot or one on top of the deck when you lower it. I hope you don't get bruised & good luck.
    You will nearly always get a good "knuckle buster" from changing the drive belts.

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