Troubleshooting Guide

Troubleshooting Guide

Problem Cause
Belt will not track

Edge wear

- Mechanical problem - Pulleys out of alignment/Bad


- Crooked splice, belt out of square

- Material build up on pulley

- Off center loading

- Improper crown or pulley

- Damaged belt

- Uneven moisture absorption in belt from storage

- Cambered belt

Lace or vulcanized

splice failure

- Wrong size fastner

- Fasteners not properly

- Belt too tight

- Under belted

- Belt speed too high

- Poor tracking (see above)

- Pulley too small for belt

- Poor Splice

Cleat Failure - Pulleys too small

- Belt hitting return idlers

- Poor tracking of belt

- Product overload

- Product or environment attacking belt

- Pulleys too small



- Pulleys too small

- Belt/conveyor misaligned

- V-guide and pulley grooves do not match

- Temperature too high or too low

- Chemical attack

- Improper slack side tension or overall tension

Slipping or stalling - Poor pulleylagging or not enough pulley wrap

- Suction of belt or slider bed

- Too low of drive horsepower

- Too high of co-efficient of belt to conveyor

- Material jammed in chute

Top cover wear - Improperly installed chute lining

- Exposure to heat or oil

- Belt slipping on drive

Bottom cover wear - Frozen idlers

- Rough or worn slider bed or pulleys

- Material build up on pulleys