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post #7 of Old 04-04-2009
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To my understanding, the belt shouldn't be tensioned like a piano string. It should have some deflection once tensioned. Test delfection with the motor off (don't ask how I know this). Also, if you're tensioning it every year, maybe the belt is stretching too much and needs to be replaced.
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