So the replacement drive belt i got is an automotive belt, cost me like $40 and it is about 1 inch shorter. I wasn't sure because the old belt was shot so i figured it may ahve stretched. AFter installing the new belt i'm having a probem now where the clutch will not engage or stop the machine. Basically when you put it in gear it goes and the only way to stop is to slam it back down into neutral. I double checking the belt routing and I did all of that correctly. Could it be that the belt itself is not right or what do you guys think? It mows and runs fine but it's kind of a pain not being able to stop it or slow it down by pressing in on the clutch.
thanks in advance guys.