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Working on a Husqvarna 6-23 and I can not get the wheels to stop turning when in gear. I backed off the cable adjustment all the way. I also turned the belt guides away from the belt. This helped but as the shift lever moves forward to the end of it's gear slot the wheels start turning, while not using the clutch. The belt looks good and is loose.
What's going on?
 

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Belt is loose? Something is driving the wheels, the belt can't be loose enough.
 

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Working on a Husqvarna 6-23 and I can not get the wheels to stop turning when in gear. I backed off the cable adjustment all the way. I also turned the belt guides away from the belt. This helped but as the shift lever moves forward to the end of it's gear slot the wheels start turning, while not using the clutch. The belt looks good and is loose.
What's going on?
Could you have a broken return spring on the drive plate?
 
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Everything looks fine. I have checked and readjusted following your suggestions. I am repairing the 6-23 for my mailman.
Do you think someone put the wrong drive belt on this machine? Do you know where I can find the specifications of the drive belt for this machine? It was made in 1999.
 

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There are many factors that engage and dis-engage belts ...weather the belt is new or old,,....the actual belt size, not only length, but width, pitch, material it's made of as well as if its cogged or not,.... belt idler guides, ... idler pulley condition and size, as well as adjustment, ... as well as any rods or cables that control these things.

Note also, you could have something wrong with your drive system, but certainly it is the belt from the engine sheave to the drive pulley that gives you your power to turn your axle.

Sounds to me more inspection is in order as to what is actually going on.
 

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No matter what I do the belt won't stop turning. The cable adjustment is all the way out and the belt guides are turned away from the belt. When I turn the guides in toward the belt there is no change. The belt keeps turning. I am not a mechanic but I have been working on mostly Ariens and some Simplicitys since the 70's. I have never seen this.
 

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Attached is a picture of the belt with the adjustment backed off and the belt guides turned out while engine is stopped.

Also attached is a video of the engine running, and as you can see the belt is turning with adjustment backed off and belt guides turned out.

I cannot find any numbers on the snowblower but the 6HP Tecumseh has a build date of 1999. I would like to find the specs for the correct belt. Where can I find them?
 

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if I'm not mistaken the wheel drive pully is always engaged and your problem is that you drive disk is not disengaging the drive platter. Look for a problem at the drive disk not the belt which should always be engaged spinning the platter.
 

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if I'm not mistaken the wheel drive pully is always engaged and your problem is that you drive disk is not disengaging the drive platter. Look for a problem at the drive disk not the belt which should always be engaged spinning the platter.
you should look at the pictures again. that is how this machine works. the drive system works the exact same as the auger system. you pull the handle it tightens the belt. the drive plate does not move.

i personally would look for another machine or live with it as is. i had one of these and the can be extremely finicky and very hard to make it not creep along. it is a flaw in their design. they likely work fine when new but just another poorly designed snowblower.
 

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The guides may need to be adjusted to keep the belt up. Meaning the slack kept up while the brake presses the lower part to the lower pulley, and the slack keeps the belt away from the upper engine pulley.
Knowing the correct belt will help too.
 
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