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I need to know how to change the drive motor belt on my Proform XP 542s. I have the new motor drive belt. I've marked the position of the bolt that holds the motor in place. How do I free the other end of the belt (by the front roller). Thank you.

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First you must mark the bolts that puts tension on the w/belt.then lossenthen almoct all the way . you need to relieve the tension on the w'belt. then remove the bolt that holds the front roller in place then the drive motor. slip off old installnew then tighten the front boltto wher you found it then with a little help move motor to oringinal spot tighten motor and then the back bolts

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