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Is there anything special about the belt?

I tried finding a replacement belt at a local auto parts store because I looks like any other v-belt. They had one that matched size and looked identical in every way except for the numbers stamped on the side. It cost $5. In the mean time my wife call a local appliance store that told her I can't use that belt because the washer belts are "sprayed with a special coating so they won't slip in the spin cycle". That one cost $30. So is there any truth to that or did my wife get screwed because she's a female?

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She's right. Get the $30 belt for $18 HERE.

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