Hi all, broke the tension lever on my sander. (Ryobi BE318) Ordered the replacement sub-assembly, but can't get the original one out. This is a similar problem to removing the drive roller.
On this model the pulley has a molded in hex bolt, but the reduction gearing makes it really hard to hold the roller still to loosen the nut.
Anybody ever pull one of these apart, or similar? Any suggestions will be most appreciated.