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New belt runs too close to drum on pully

6 yr old machine, stopped spinning, belt had fallen off. New belt appears on straight, but runs nearly off the drum pulley. It's a grooved belt, and if I move the belt in it falls off, and there is no more room to move it out. Don't see any way to adjust motor pulley or shaft. It runs in this position, but the belt runs 3/16" beyond the drum pulley on the drum side. Is this OK? It seemed to be doing fine before it fell off, but shouldn't it run in the middle of the pulley. If so, how can I adjust it?

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