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Startrite T30 spindle moulder belt snapping

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stokesrob

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hi guys
iv just got a startrite t30 from ebay seems like a cracking machine but it keeps snaping belts? .... when i got it home the belt was slack and it kept slipping and i thought nothing of it and just tightend it up a bit and it was fine but after a bout 20mins use it snaped ? iv jut had a new one made up and it snaped that withing 10 mins.... can you shed any light on this maybe known problems with them ? or do you think its to tight ? iv only ever had bigger machines before at work iv just got this for my home workshop so dont really know much a bout the smaller machines..
any suggestions are welcome
cheers guys
Rob
 

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Do the two pulleys look to be in line with each other??
Don't know anything about the machine, I never used one.
 

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alignment and are the bearings tight, greased or maybe worn out.
 

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Rob,

Without wishing to sound rude it was slipping, you tightened it and now it snaps.

Loosen it off a bit and see how you go? A sort of 50/50 point on the adjuster.

This is probably too simple but you never know :D

Stuart
 

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cheers guys im gonna get another belt today and have a go with it slacker .
did the guy at the top of this page ,the guy who had one have any problems ?
rob
 
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