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I changed the deck belt on mower, but when I engage the blades, the belt comes off.

The pulley appears to be loose.

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You have a pulley thats locked up

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SOURCE: G-110 deck belt keeps jumping off pulleys

check for a broken belt tension er or maybe grass clippings under belt area, check for a broken or loose pulley bearing, even a bent shaft on the deck.

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The blades on this cub cadet are activated with air pressure. Chances are that when you hit that stump, you either blew a fuse or the control module that allows the blades to spin. Begin by checking the fuses. J.

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