Ah! If you need to pull the belts through, you don't have a belt issue. You need to check the belt pawl springs in the feed block and/or ease up on the fusee spring setting.ive got some turkish aluminum belts. i have to pull them through. ive heard the cloth belts dont hang up as mutch. i have 6 cloth belts. but its hard to load them by hand. how did the Russians load them?