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marty in Ohio 08-16-2019 09:30 AM

Fan Belt Squeak
 

My fan belt is not too old but it is starting to squeak a bit. What can I use to dress it? I have some belt dressing in a spray can in the garage but it makes such a mess when I use it. I remember years ago there was something like a crayon that would help. What do you say?
Marty

Dick So. Cal. 08-16-2019 09:41 AM

Re: Fan Belt Squeak
 

Try bar soap. Works every time.

Dick

ryanheacox 08-16-2019 10:54 AM

Re: Fan Belt Squeak
 

I recently had the same problem and tried all the common dressings, none worked.



I ended up sanding the belt, nice and quiet now.

WHN 08-16-2019 01:01 PM

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Try WD40. Just spray a little on belt at top of generator. Very little.

Has always worked for me. No mess. Enjoy.

F.M. 08-16-2019 01:49 PM

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With engine running SLOW, A bar of bath soap held on belt edges..

The Master Cylinder 08-16-2019 01:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by F.M. (Post 1788639)
With engine running SLOW, A bar of bath soap held on belt edges..

Not recommended. The fan is turning right there. Have someone turn the engine over with the hand crank. :eek::eek:

Werner 08-16-2019 01:59 PM

Re: Fan Belt Squeak
 

Hallo Marty, the squeaking comes when the V-belt slips. If you apply a lubricant such as soap or WD40, you will not hear it squeak anymore, but the belt is still slipping. The solution is candle wax. Rub the flanks of the V-belt with it and the belt runs noiselessly and without slipping.

WHN 08-16-2019 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Werner (Post 1788645)
Hallo Marty, the squeaking comes when the V-belt slips. If you apply a lubricant such as soap or WD40, you will not hear it squeak anymore, but the belt is still slipping. The solution is candle wax. Rub the flanks of the V-belt with it and the belt runs noiselessly and without slipping.

Disagree!

Squeaking is not just caused by slipping fan belt.

The Model Aís generator isnít always in perfect alignment with the other two revolving pulleyís. As the belts age, the edges dry out, and the slight mis-alignment causes a squeak.

I am never 100 percent right, but Iíve been at this for a long time. Try the WD40, just a very little on generator pulley. Enjoy.

The Master Cylinder 08-16-2019 02:28 PM

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If your worried about slippage, use Gasgacinch Gasket Sealer and Belt Dressing https://www.amazon.com/Gasgacinch-44...s%2C199&sr=8-1

marty in Ohio 08-16-2019 02:49 PM

Re: Fan Belt Squeak
 

Thanks for all the replies. I did spray with WD40 a week ago but I think that is a temporary fix. The squeak came back. Now I have a bunch of things to try.
I can't wait to get started.
Marty

ryanheacox 08-16-2019 02:55 PM

Re: Fan Belt Squeak
 

Quote:

Originally Posted by marty in Ohio (Post 1788655)
Thanks for all the replies. I did spray with WD40 a week ago but I think that is a temporary fix. The squeak came back. Now I have a bunch of things to try.
I can't wait to get started.
Marty

My experience as well. If you look at the sides of the belt you'll probably see that the belt is glazed. Sanding cuts this glaze and quiets the belt, no dressing required.

sphanna 08-16-2019 03:09 PM

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ryanheacox. times 2 :-)

Mulletwagon 08-16-2019 03:44 PM

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Might try a new BX40 or BX41 belt. It is the cogged type and may help.

mhsprecher 08-16-2019 04:26 PM

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We used to use Door Ease, it comes in a stick and you rub it on the belt edges. https://www.amazon.com/AGS-DEK3-Door.../dp/B000CIFVN6

Y-Blockhead 08-16-2019 05:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mhsprecher (Post 1788700)
We used to use Door Ease, it comes in a stick and you rub it on the belt edges. https://www.amazon.com/AGS-DEK3-Door.../dp/B000CIFVN6

Yes!! I had forgotten all about Door Ease! They always had Door Ease around the service station I worked at when I was a teenager. We kept it out in the cash boxes on the islands so we could put it on customers "squeaky" belts. Part of the service... check oil, water, air, wash windows, meet girls, etc. Great times, not much money.

Of course this was back when they had service stations, cash boxes and service attendants.

Thanks for the memories.

mike657894 08-16-2019 06:31 PM

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you can cure a squeaking belt by cleaning it and the pulleys. soap and water.

CarlG 08-16-2019 07:37 PM

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I have used all of the above, except the sanding. Nothing seemed to work except putting a new belt on. I'll have to try the sanding next time. Oh, I did (do) have the cogged belt.

john charlton 08-17-2019 04:07 AM

Re: Fan Belt Squeak
 

ATF you do not need to dress all the belt it will migrate around by itself when running . This works for me and seems to be a long lasting cure .

John in sunny morning Suffolk County England .


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