Originally Posted by Soundwiz
I have an 8 kw NL genset that has eaten two belts in less than a 100 hrs. The pulleys all seem to be in alignment and free of rust or other residue. It seems like the belt is rubbing on the mounting studs for the cover assembly. And I'm thinking about cutting them off and chucking the the cover. Aside from the obvious safety issue, would there be any adverse effects to running the genny without the belt cover in place. It is a heat exchanger type so the cover doesn't act as a fan shroud.
Thanks for your input
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We have the same generator, I think. There are 3 studs and but I believe it is the belt tension, too loose. NL made lots of these generators so don't cut the studs, that's not the fix.