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Forum topic by hkmiller posted 05-31-2018 11:37 AM 540 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hkmiller

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05-31-2018 11:37 AM

Do they appear too loose or too much vibrating?

New Gates belts, and the center belt is tighter than the outer two.

Two of the belts were purchased together from parts house, one from amazon.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=167xthTqUNgpkSj3nTaZyD2WrcZrG7ynj8Q

(some of the noise is the blade raising round rod rattling – arbor, pulleys and bearing are new)

Should I replace the belts so all are the same?

-- always something


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Bill White

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#1 posted 05-31-2018 12:55 PM

Yes on replacing belts from the same source and at the same time.

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#2 posted 05-31-2018 01:01 PM

It looks to me like they are loose but I am no expert. To me it looks like they all seem to flop the same way so it may not require new belts all of the same brand.

Others will chime in here who are much more qualified than me to answer your question so just be patient. larry

Looks like Bills post beat mine to the screen, probably good advice. larry

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#3 posted 05-31-2018 02:15 PM

Yes. Replace all at once. They look too loose.

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#4 posted 05-31-2018 04:14 PM

They actually could be too tight. Properly tensioned, they will appear to be a lot more loose than you would think they should be. Best way to tension is while the machine is running so you can watch the belts in action.

Cheers,
Brad

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#5 posted 06-01-2018 02:20 AM

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#6 posted 06-01-2018 03:11 AM



This is one belt. Runs smooth.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19wjBgyPwd-ZDg6JRWmEI0JgpFlOJFVYgwg/view?usp=drivesdk

- hkmiller

Try the two that are same brand same order. Older model Cryslers had 2 belts on the alternator. If you mixed brands, or ran one belt then added a new one same problem. Okay I know this is not a car, but principle remains the same. Mixing belt brands = never works out well.

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#7 posted 06-01-2018 10:53 AM


This is one belt. Runs smooth.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19wjBgyPwd-ZDg6JRWmEI0JgpFlOJFVYgwg/view?usp=drivesdk

- hkmiller

Try the two that are same brand same order. Older model Cryslers had 2 belts on the alternator. If you mixed brands, or ran one belt then added a new one same problem. Okay I know this is not a car, but principle remains the same. Mixing belt brands = never works out well.

- woodbutcherbynight

The belts are the same brand – Gates. I ordered three more yesterday from parts house, and will have them measured today to find the three that are same length.

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