Last night I went over the basic maintenance requirements set out in the user manual. I oiled both sheaves and noticed my V belt was a tad farther than 1/8" loose. I went to adjust it via loosening the hex screw beneath the idler while turning the eccentric with a flathead screwdriver.
Somehow, I messed things up. Any attempts at fixing my mistake made things worse. While making adjustments I misaligned my V belt and it began rubbing against something and frayed slightly making a burning rubber smell with a bit of visual smoke when testing with the machine on. I have not run the machine since.
Currently my eccentric is far out of being flush with the housing. My V belt is out of alignment to the point that the sheaves/motor/belts can't turn.
I believe my eccentric is the newer version, however it is missing the nut that I see when looking at the part online. Any attempts to turn/tap the eccentric black in place aren't working, even after using a flathead screw driver to spread out where the housing protrudes down and allows the hex nut to lock it in place.
I'm definitely a newbie to this, I was just trying to properly maintain it!
The pictures attached show where I'm at now. Any help would be appreciated, I'm supposed to building a workbench right now!
- Eccentric protruding.
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- Eccentric protruding - nut is missing, something is in there though.
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- Belt position to threads.
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- Belt against sheave.
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