Yes. Used 200 grit sandpaper, also buffed it 00 steel wool. The washers were there when I took it apart Ike. Not now. Also the rpms are normal but no speed after I put on a new belt.like I've read, variating is more of an art than science. Back to the drawing board. I'll check to see if it's sliding,I just assumed it would.Thanks for the help Ike.