The V-belt on the lawnmower broke the weekend of new year’s and nothing was open. The solution was to try to repair the belt
I had to shorten the belt by about 4cm as the pulley had gouged out some rubber and where it had torn was uneven. The mower is a Mcculloch M14538H
I’ll comment later on how long it lasts or if it still fits being shorter
Well I installed it on the mower this morning and could only just get it on, which meant the cutting blades couldn’t be dis-engaged. I took it out on the grass and then pulled the lever to engage the blades which put more tension on the belt which resulted in the repair ripping out of the belt.
For future reference the belt measured at 2420mm/95.3” but a Google search tells me it is 96.4”. I’ll find out after receiving the one I have ordered.