Tommy, I have spent the last 2 weeks looking for an answer why my Sears T2000 would not stop. My model is 247.288843. I tried stretching the belt, pulling the rear wheel to adjust the brake, etc, etc. The only thing I could do was turn the key off if I was going to hit something. I just ordered the Brown MTD belt. I even went to the Sears Part Direct website but they have the same cheap belts you see on Amazon. I did search on "954-0467A OEM" on Amazon and it went right to the brown belt. It is a pain in the @ss to replace that belt. Its not easy to get the belts on the pulleys for the transmission. (I spray the belts with water and push them on with a stick). When I first installed it and gave it gas, it stopped on its own. The more I drove it the more I lost any semblance of a brake. I'll re-post in a couple weeks when my belt comes in. Thank you for the post.