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Need help on single-stage drive belt routing (pics inside)

I have a Yard Machine with a Tecumseh 5.0hp single stage blower and the belt was off when I purchased it. I can't figure out how to properly route the belt and don't fully understand the purpose of the brake shoe near the drive pulley.

I highly doubt the belt is supposed to go under the shoe since it would shred the belt quickly. When the auger engagement handle is pulled it, the "brake shoe" really does not come close to hitting the main auger pulley.

First pic shows what the belt would look like UNDER the brake shoe, the second pic is how I think it should go - once I engage the auger handle the tension is perfect. The last pic shows a close-up of the shoe near the main pulley.

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I would say the second pic, but the belt maybe wrong size or stretched out?
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Pic 3 is the proper routing.




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Pic 3 is not even around the upper pulley and it is under the brake.
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The middle pulley is the type that runs on the back side of a belt. I'd guess he has a belt issue or the ldler pulley is assembled wrong.




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That is correct, an idler pulley drawn in by the drive cable which is visible .... … I also believe he has a belt issue.
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Okay thanks. Good eye on the third pic - the belt can not make it around the upper pulley when routed under the brake which makes me think the second pic is correct. What is the purpose of the brake if it does not touch the drive pulley?

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The brake should be able to touch the auger pulley and stop the pulley when the operating cable is released. The cable may be too tight to allow the idler pulley arm to fully retract or the arm might be bent and hitting something. Try adjusting the cable and see if you can get the brake to operate. The belt looks like it may be too long and someone might have tightened the cable so it would operate with the longer belt. Sometimes an aftermarket belt does not fit equipment as well as the correct factory belt.

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