Replace the seat belt or mounting hard-
ware if they are damaged or worn. Replace
the belt at least every three years.
Adjust and fasten the seat belt before
operating the machine.
If the bolt and nut that holds the two parts
of the seat belt mounting hooks together
are not correctly installed, the hooks can
separate from their mounting.
Inspect the hooks of each half of the belt
to make sure the bolt and nut are secure
and correctly installed. See illustration.
Inspect for worn or frayed webbing.
Check for worn or damaged buckle or
anticreep slide, on each half of the belt.
Replace the belt, buckle or slides if they are
worn or damaged.
Adjust both ends of the belt. The belt
should be snug but comfortable.
Inspect the belt mounting hardware.
Replace any worn or damaged hardware.