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Old 01-27-2006, 01:19 AM   post #1 of 10
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Default GT5000 ground belt drive

I have a 25hp six gear transaxle GT5000 that the ground belt jumped. My problem is that I am having trouble getting the new belt on the big pulley on the transaxle. Seems like there is some kind of crossmember that holds the transaxle in place and it is so close to the pulley I can't seem to get the new belt around it. It also seems like the crossmember acts as some kind of guide to keep the belt from jumping but that makes no sense to me because it is bolted to the transaxle. My father in law lost my owners manual so I out of luck there and the sears/craftsman site was useless. Any help would be great. I need it . thanks in advance!
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Old 01-27-2006, 02:38 AM   post #2 of 10
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Default Re: GT5000 ground belt drive

redeyed!

Without going out to look right now, I think there is a belt routing diagram somewhere on the tractor. Under the hood maybe?

I know this can be confusing!

Check out this thread from the MTF Reference Library...

http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=15115

More specifically maybe this page...

http://www.mytractorforum.com/images..._%20BOOK_1.pdf

Good luck... Be sure to let us know if you get it all sorted out!
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Old 01-27-2006, 08:01 AM   post #3 of 10
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Look under the left footrest.
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:00 AM   post #4 of 10
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Default Re: GT5000 ground belt drive

redeyed

I have not had to change the drive belt in my GT but I JUST put a new drive belt on a Craftsman II that is just about as difficult and tight as one could possibly make it . The axle pulley is so close to the sides and top of the deck it took quite abit of finessing to get it on .

Jes keep trying, I had to take bolts out of the belt guides to let the guides just hang freely so I could manuever the belt around. Good Luck brother .
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Old 01-27-2006, 12:57 PM   post #5 of 10
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See if there isn't a belt tensioner that you can loosen by pulling out a disconnect rod under the left footrest.
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:05 PM   post #6 of 10
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Thanks guy's, I appreciate the advice! This thing has been killing me . I broke my back in september and I'm finally up and about but I got to get this thing fixed so I can plow my drive way. Thanks again guy's.
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Old 01-27-2006, 09:32 PM   post #7 of 10
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Let us know how it goes and if we were all blowing smoke or if we actually fed you some good info.
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Old 01-28-2006, 09:30 PM   post #8 of 10
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Come to find out when the belt jumped off the pulley it went to the left side of the pulley and ripped a bigchunck out of the belt. the only way to get the belt off was to cut it. The new belt went on in a jiffy no problem, they left extra room on the right side so you can only do from that side. I appreciate the input guy's thanx.
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Old 01-28-2006, 11:00 PM   post #9 of 10
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Welcome aboard redeyed! I didnt have too much trouble replacing the belt on my GT. You just have to work it a little to get it to cooperate! Glad you got it fixed!
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Old 01-28-2006, 11:13 PM   post #10 of 10
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thanx man
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