I have a new drive belt for my Ryobi 3x21 belt sander and there is no obvious
loosen or move either of the two pulleys it fits over. I'm not sure if it's a
push and shove or if I need to disassemble/remove a pulley. Both pulleys seem
to be on
straight shafts with no provision for adjusting one of them.
I'm confused. The OP asks about a drive belt but gives a description that
sounds much like a sanding belt. You give instruction for the sanding belt.
Just what is being replaced? When I hear the term "drive belt" I think of
a belt from the motor pulley to the wheel pulley.
When I changed my belt on the same model, I pulled the washer and nut
off of the main drive pulley, aligned the teeth with the cogs and
worked it on. Then I put the washer and bolt back on. Does that make
Well, the manual is no help and nether is the Ryobi site. Try looking at
the parts diagram here:
<http://m-and-d.com/ryobi_tools.html Box in center of the page will lead you to the proper parts diagram. You might have a better chance of
figuring it out.
My manual has instructions for idiots in four languages, but no parts
diagram. Please post results!
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