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Why has my drive belt snapped?

The belt on a BioDisc can become damaged, or even snap, if there are other parts on the system working incorrectly:

  • Top pulley drive teeth wearing thin causes the belt to jump around the pulley, which in turn can snap the belt through time.
  • Wear on the drive end bearing causes the belt to not hold the required tension, which causes the belt to jump around the pulleys causing excessive wear then failure.
  • If the top and bottom pulley are not lined up, the belt will ride over the top pulley shoulders, causing excessive wear then failure.
  • If the rotor has not been serviced regularly and the biomass grows very heavy, this puts strain on the drive belt which in turn will stretch the belt causing it to jump and then fail.

If you are concerned that your BioDisc is not operating correctly, browse our spare parts section, including the different drive belts we stock – alternatively give our team a call on 01388 537050 or email sales@direct-drainage.co.uk