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It's not a threading issue (w/new Maytag belt)

The belt can only really go on one way that I can tell: looking from the back side- belt feeds to the right side of the tensioner and then down and feeds on the left side around the pulley. With the flat side to the tensioner and the ribbed side then threaded around the pulley it's way too slack. I cannot take the belt back, as I bought it on-line. I was just going by what someone here suggested: as far as I can tell it's the proper part numbers. And, as stated, I'd replaced the belt before, in which case it's not totally foreign: I was soliciting for known installation mistakes, but mostly just to warn people that this belt may not be a replacement (as stated).

If someone has a measurement of a proper fitting belt that would be appreciated. If the belt that I have doesn't work/fit then I'm just going to sh#tcan the dryer (already have a replacement, just looking to get this one working [with a reasonable belt] and sell it).

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Hi,
Sorry the belt is giving you grief. It sounds like you're routing is right. I can only suggest taking your make and model info to an appliance repair and getting a correct belt, especially since you have the dryer apart. Someone always is in need of a dryer. Good luck!

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(3) Make sure your pressure foot has been lowered. Sounds silly, but if you lift is high it might just look like it is engaged.
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Top thread will not pick up the bobbin thread. Machine is threaded correctly and am using a new needle. Bobbin case is clean and oiled.


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(2) Before sewing, manually turn the wheel to make the needle go down while holding the needle thread with your left hand. When the bottom thread pulls up, pull both threads toward the back of the machine before sewing.
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HOW DO I ?


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