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How do you get the drive belt off a snapper 33" riding rear engine lawnmower?

I have removed the cover and I can not get the belt off the back wheel (spindle) there is NOT enough room to get belt off and the other small spindle won't release the belt either. GEE WHIZ I thought this was to be easy!

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If you have removed the cutting deck as roses indicated and are able to work comfortably under the mower, have a helper put the mower in gear. Conversely, if you are attempting to remove the belt while it is in gear, you have maximized the tension on the belt and will not be able to get it off. You will never be able to get a new tight belt on!
Snapper will have an on-line manual with pictures of just what pulley you should loosen or which tension spring you should remove in order that the job can be done as easily as possible. You will need to loosen and unless told to, don't remove the belt protectors around the pulleys; swing them out of the way. You will probably need to rotate one of the pulleys in order to complete the job. Feed the belt on to the one(s) hardest to reach, then using the rounded edge of a Phillips screw driver, leverage the belt onto the last pulley as you spin that pulley around.

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To get the drive belt off the snapper 33 park the mower on a flat level surface and disconnect the spark wire plug to avoid accidental starting of the engine. Then tilt the mower onto its side and remove the cutting blade and the cutting hub. After that, remove the belt by rolling it off the engine pulley.

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