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Im installing the belt on a whirlpool LER5636JQ0 model and I am wondering do you put the grooved sided down on the drum or the smooth side..down and when you loop it through the pulley do you put the smooth side down

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This hard to explain in a email but i will try groov side goes towards the drum/tub come down and there is a hole in the pulley loop the belt thru the pulley and on to the motor shaft so grooves are on the shaft also and flat side of belt is riding on the left of the pulley on the outside

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