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Belt coming off

The belt has come off twice now over the past week. Why ? The machine is about 6 years old and this is the first time it's had a problem. I want to know what the cause is. All the springs are in place and the pulleys seem ok, so I'm wondering if the belt stretches after such a long time and simply needs to be replaced. Suggestions pls !

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Yes , in due course the belt can be worn out of the edges and so can SLIP through the pulley when there is load. Examine the belt carefully and check for the wedge damage, If so replace the belt, However if you have a problem to source, then you can try and use an emery paper to roughen the belt , clean the pulley, check on the alignment of the motor and main pulley and if the belt is slightly loose you can use some insulation tape on the pulley as a test solution before you source the right belt , so as to increase the diameter of the pulley to stretch the belt.

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