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I have a Fisher cd player model# AD-913A. The belt has stretched and I need a replacement. I need to know the size and if it is a common belt I can get at a local stereo repair shop. My email is chevykrazy@sbcglobal.net.Thanks Mike

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Try a store like Tandy or similar, you should be able to get belt kits for VCRs etc, there'll be one that'll do the job.

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