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Re: Should an autopilot be this loud?

We have an Autohelm 4000 - different unit but same principle. It sounds just like that. Recently noticed the belt was going bad. Took it apart and discovered a couple of the little wheels the hub rides on were broken. (Who knows - maybe I broke them during dis-assembly?) Anyway, I repaired the wheels and it quieted down quite a bit. I have a new belt on order. I'll see if that helps.

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