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post #2 of Old 02-23-2011
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I had something similar happen to mine when it was fairly new, I have the ST4000 MKII+. I dis-engaged the lever but the belt kept grabbing and made steering very difficult and so I pulled back into my slip and took the steering component apart. I flushed it all out with fresh water, let it dry and re-assembled it after which it worked just fine. I think maybe it just got some salt corrosion or build up in the wrong places and a good flushing cleared it out. The belt itself may require a good cleaning or even replacement, hard to say, but I would start out by giving every part a good cleaning and inspection before buying a new one.
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