|Skirt board seals too stiff and pressed against belt.||Use more pliable seals (do not use old belting).|
|Excessive space between belt and skirt seals.||Adjust seals to minimum clearance.|
|Metal sides of chute or skirts too close to belt and gap not increasing in direction of belt travel.||Adjust to at least 1” gap between metal and belt and have gap increasing in direction of travel so as to prevent material jamming at this point.|
|Belt spanks down under impact at loading |
point allowing material to be trapped under skirts.
|Install cushion idler to hold belt up against skirts.|
|Material hanging under panel of chute||Improve loading to prevent spillage or install baffles|
|Jamming of material in chute||Widen chute|