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Husky impeller drive V belt burning up

Husqvarna 1027ste v belt was replaced along with bearing. Reused flange. Impeller idler arm seems good, puts enough pressure on belt. I’m only getting a couple of uses before belt seems to burn up , can smell it and rubber shavings on machine and belt is toast. Machine is 17 years old and no issues up to last year. Replaced two auger belts last year and second storm this year I have same problem. Was going to replace auger bearings ( auger has a lot of play) and put another bearing with new flange this time. Anything else I can check? Thanks
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Could only be a couple things really, provided that is the correct belt length and V angle …

There is an idler or pulley freezing up … the belt is being chewed by a misaligned idler or pulley … (the latter may be due to worn/improper spring or bracket?)

Photos would really be helpful …..
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The belt wasn’t oem from Napa so could be that. I have a oem belt now. I’ll replace the spring on idler arm and look over idler arm assembly again. Thanks for the advice
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You may have been buying the fractional hp v belts which aren't compatible with OPE and what you describe is a common failure with those. Real oem are expensive but match perfectly to the application. You can get blue Kevlar which are top of the line for just a couple of bucks as long as you cross reference the oem numbers. All my OPE runs on that stuff and seldom do they need replacement other then if it was caused by another component like an idler gone bad.
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My go-to belts, if I need one, are the Gates Green Power Rated ….
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You may have been buying the fractional hp v belts which aren't compatible with OPE and what you describe is a common failure with those. Real oem are expensive but match perfectly to the application. You can get blue Kevlar which are top of the line for just a couple of bucks as long as you cross reference the oem numbers. All my OPE runs on that stuff and seldom do they need replacement other then if it was caused by another component like an idler gone bad.



Good point! My local NAPA sells fractional utility belts made by Gates. The guys behind the counter don't really know anything about snow blowers or ODPE. You have to read the label yourself to see any rating. If it says fractional HP, pass on it. In my experience they don't know enough to warn you. These can work fine on the tractor drive on a smaller machine but do not use them for the Auger.

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I just worked on my nephews st227p husky what a pos
already had the belt replaced 2 times there is no adjustment for the idler pulley
its a horrid design the belt rides to the front of the machine and rubs i was going to feather it back with washers couldn't
had to bend the bracket
impeller had play
rakes had play
its not even 2 yrs old
I put and imp kit on it set the motor to 3700 rpm told him to sell it if he gets 400 to take it and run get a 28 sho
he called after last storm works unreal I said its not a good machine sell it
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