How to set the belt tension on a Speedaire 3Z180

I recently did some work on my motor and now it is time to set the belt tension again. What should the tension feel like or look like. Some say turn the belt no more then 1/2 inch others say no more then 3/4 deflection. What is the best way to do it? thanks

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Hi there anonymous...

When I'm doing a belt adjustment, I always use the 1/2" bend from center as my guide.

Loosen the motor plate mountings, and pull the mount back until you have that tension, then tighten them down.

It always helps to have a second pair of hands, too.

Cheers,

Bill

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Apr 04, 2016
From the Manual - belt tension for Speedaire compressor
by: Anonymous

The manual says "If by pushing down on one belt, its top lines up with the bottom of the belt next to it the tension is correct"

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