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Suggested Maytag belt incorrect?

I purchased the Maytag belt (part no 35001010) as suggested by osmium2 and found it too be too big. Unfortunately I no longer have the old belt for comparison. It's possible that I'm suffering from brain damage and can no longer recall how to thread the belt (it's been several months since I last changed it), but I do not believe so (unless someone could explain how I could possibly not figure it out). Dryer model number is dv4015j.

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  • mdnagel Jun 25, 2011

    Sorry... I eventually managed to thread the belt correctly. Forgot to follow-up on this :-(

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It was not installed right. It goes over the drum, down and around the grooved pulley, then back up over the tension pulley. You have to pull the motor over to the right as you will be looking at it. That will flex the spring and allow the belt to slip over the tension pulley. Remember to make sure and put the belt on the middle of the grooves. There will be nine grooves on the pulley and only seven on the belt. Just leave one groove open that is on the side closest. This should clear the air on a simple operation that is often written as if we are all supposed to be appliance repair people. Best luck everyone!

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  • mdnagel Jun 25, 2011

    Ugh... I failed to post a follow-up stating that I _DID_ get the belt to work. Parted ways with this unit a long time ago. Summary: Belt GOOD; Me: BAD :-)

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Are you sure that you have it over the idler pulley correctly and motor pulley in the correct order???if not youll have slack in the belt as if it were too long,call store where purchased and make sure belt is correct, they may have given you wrong belt accidentally and while your at it maybe they can show you a diagram of belt placement on your machine,only 2 things i can think of can be wrong

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