Originally Posted by ck4golf
Help!! We are trying to replce the drive belt but the replacement belt seems way too tight. Part # is 134051000. Don't see any adjustment or tensioner. Have tried two belts, same part number, same result.
Yes, a new drive belt looks and measures smaller than the original,
And can be a hard or frustrating process.
The drive belt (6 rib flat Poly-V) is used to transmit poweradjustments unnecessary
from the motor pulley to the tub. The belt is constructed
of a material that stretches which makes belt tension
It's easiest if you, install the belt on the motor pulley,
then "roll" it onto the drum pulley as you slowly turn the drum pulley.
Once the belt is on the pulley, turn the drum a few rotations and recheck the alignment of the belt and pulleys.