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Craftsman gt5000 drive belt problems

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I recently replaced the drive belt on my Craftsman gt5000. The tractor works fine without the mower attached, but when I re-install the mower the drive belt slips off again. Any thoughts?
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Welcome to MTF. Glad to have you as a member. I would suggest posting your question in the Craftsman section. Folks familiar with your machine should be able to help.
Sounds like you either don't have the right size belt or you don't have it routed properly in all the keepers and pulleys. If you can give us your model number, it will help to determine the issues with the mower and better help to solve them faster.
model # 917.25024. Belt I'm sure is the correct size. Routed according to the manual diagram. Again, it drives fine until I replace the mower deck.
My question is what about replacing the mower deck could cause the drive belt to immediately slip off?
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