Came back off holiday and found the mower had given up the ghost and was contemplating a replacement as the only spares seemed to be the cutting blade; however, when i took it apart i found that the drive belt had snapped. A search around for the replacement part was looking a bit of a lost issue as the reference from the broken belt could not be found. I then found a snippet of information in that this belt is the replacement part for the f016x65351 which is the original factory fitted version, so no different in dimensions. It took a little amount of time to get the belt fitted, although not to the degree that some people have reported, and the drive assembly put back together but i now have a functioning mower again. Well worth the time and effort.
Quite difficult to fit, but i expected that, but arrived earlier than expected. And a lot cheaper than expected for genuine parts.
It fits and now my lawnmower works.
Good quality and does not brake.
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I agree it’s a little difficult to get on, after trying a few different things, i managed by having belt around the smaller motor spindle, stretching it as far as i could (tried the boiling water soak, made no difference i dont think) around the larger spindle then rotated the larger spindle until it all went on. I had to keep pressure on the belt on the motor spindle as it will ride up. Then once on, continue to wind round until in place.
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I really had no problem with the quality of this item, but putting in on was an entirely different kettle of goldies. I found the belt would unseat slightly the spindle assembly and pull it towards the motor axil. In the end, almost defeated, and my children wearing ear defenders to block out the profanities propagating from their dad, i decided to try and put the whole assembly back into the chassis and see if the chassis would line the spindle assembly for me. It did, but it was awkward as i had to keep pressure on it to get the first screw in. Good luck, it isn’t easy putting this thing on. The mower has been used twice now with no ill effects.
I do not know what the fuss is about regarding fitting the replacement belt. Yes it was a tight fit, it has to be. I had no need to soak in hot water or remove the large pulley and i had never done this before. The belt i placed half on the large pulley and wound the pulley with the belt half on the small pulley. This makes it really easy to stretch the belt over the pulleys. Continuing rotating the large pulley i slowly pushed the belt down the small pulley into the correct grooves. The belt lines up with the large pulley after a couple of more turns. My belt was supplied by country gardening at £11. Very cheap for a genuine boshe belt.
The belt saved me from having to buy a new mower. It was very hard to fit but worth the effort.
After reading the reviews for this and others for the same belt i wasn’t really sure what to expect. However its not as hard as others have made out. . Removed the drive unit from its housing and also removed the large pulley the mower as well leaving its lower bearing in the plastic housing. Put the belt in a bowl of boiling water to let it expand slightly as it is too tight otherwise to get it to fit. Placed the belt over the drive pulley then forced the larger pulley round by hand to drag the belt over the two pulleys. At this point the larger pulley is slightly angled and it looks like it won’t fit back into the lawnmower. Lined up the grooves on the drive pulley then put the whole assembly back into the lawnmower. Using a bit of brute strength, put the larger pulley shaft back into its bearing then push the whole assembly back into position. Tighten up the screws and voila. Took about 5 minutes to put it back together – an hour to initially take it apart without breaking anything :-).
Can’t say that i “love” any form of drive belt. Hence only 4 stars to say i like it. Purchased as a spare for previous spare, and haven’t yet put it to use, but the original lasted very well so hopefully this one won’t see service any time soon.
No doubt this is a good product. Unfortunately my husband a difficult few days trying to get the belt to fit. He tried soaking it in hot water etc but to no avail. Every time he more or less got it on it distorted the housing, which then wouldn’t align to refit the cover. We ended up buying a new mower.
A little difficult to fit by once in place mower as good as new.
Ordered it and it was with me in no time, and the item was just has described.
This is an adequate product although the seller really should explain that the belt need to be dipped in hot water to stretch and make the installation easy.
Arrived when it said it would and fitted perfectly.
Arrived on time, it’s only a belt but works perfectly so far.
Exactly what we needed delivered the next day thankyou.
Upgraded my rating from 1 star. The first time i tried to fit belt for over two hours, just distorts the position of the shaft. I went on line and found instructions. Even then it is not at all easy but managed to fit eventually. It took repeated attempts, patients and time.