Setting your belt tension

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Setting your belt tension

Postby ivan » Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:26 pm

The way to tell if your belt is set correctly ( as long as it is not a toothed belt ) is to hold the hand wheel and press the foot control down and the belt should just about slip. Ivan :shock:
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Re: Setting your belt tension

Postby J Miller » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:02 pm

Sooooooo, then you don't want them so tight you can play banjo music on them???????????????

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

I couldn't resist, the :twisted: made me do it :mrgreen:

Seriously though, when I got my wife the Featherweight the old black V-belt looked like it had been on there since day one.
It was frayed and coming apart. So we got a new one from the sewing machine guy and I put it on. Adjusted it where it thought it should be. Poor motor just could not turn it. Loosened it, still too tight. Loosened it some more, still too tight.
By the time I got it so the motor could run freely the belt was floppy loose.

Unlike automotive belts these sewing machine belts just don't need to be that tight.

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