The metal loop from the idler sheave had broken off and there was obvious 'tinkering' by the former owner. The whole unit will have to be replaced. The big issue is that the SS is in the slow setting, with the idler and control sheaves frozen on the idler shaft are fully closed together. The belts look very good so I don't really want to damage them.
My guess is that I'll need to remove the floating sheave from the motor to get the drive belt off. Then I can remove the motor to get to open the area up. I've looked over the documentation and this unit looks to have a sheave clip or retaining ring under the poly V belt (or gilmer). I'll have to remove the drive sleeve assembly to gain access to it? Is this correct?
Also is there a best way to free up idler and control sheaves while they are on the shaft? If I can do this it would make the whole thing a little easier. Then again, I'm going to tear the whole thing down anyway. I just don't want to cause further damage.
Thank you in advance,
Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 290470, Born March '55, Acquired April '11