Posted in: Geek Gear - Cool Tools
I have replaced the belt once. Next time I'll go for fiberglass- thanks!
I don't think that the belt is the problem, but I'll check just in case. When I first got the machine, the motor made a really high pitched (bad) sound. I took the santha to a machine shop and they pretty much diagnosed the motor as a low-quality cheapo. (They improved the noise a tiny bit by doing something with the bearings, and then one day months later the noise pretty much evaporated. But at the same time I noticed the drum rotating more slowly. (speed control still says 1500)
Because of the conversation with the mechanic, I just assumed it was time for a motor replacement.