I have had my Glowforge for a little over a year now and I haven’t posted here yet but I’ve been reading tons of posts and I’ve gotten lots of great help just from reading them. I am having some trouble with my front carriage belt. I actually took everything apart a few weeks ago to clean the air assist fan and things haven’t really been 100% since then. Today I replaced a broken front carriage wheel and the belt but I can’t seem to get the belt tight enough and I think that is the reason why I’m having trouble with my engraves. I’m trying to engrave a photo and I keep getting banding issues going vertically through the photo. I will attach a picture so you can see what I’m talking about. The line is a little to the left of the man’s forehead and goes down to about where the girl’s hand starts.
Would a loose belt cause this and would anyone be able to give me any advice on what I might be doing wrong by not being able to get my belt tight enough? I’ve gone through the tutorial on reattaching the belt to the pulley on the right side several times and it seems like no matter what I do the belt won’t get tight enough.
Thanks so much for any help you can provide!