Update: The Carbide support folks reached out and helped me get everything fixed. The working theory is that something became loose during shipping. The fix was to re-align the spindle pulley’s and re-tighten the set screws. They’re also sending me a new spindle. Just wanted to give them a shout out for their help!!
Something has broke or come loose. The spindle was making an occasional clicking sound yesterday but I didn’t think much of it because everything seemed to be working fine. I’m almost positive the pulley belt on top of the Nomad spindle is supposed to be in contact with those two washers. Is this a problem? it doesn’t feel like anything in the spindle is vertically. What happened and how do I fix it?