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Belt Measuring Help
.: Rubber Drive Belt Measuring Help :.
This page is the next step, if after trying our "find my player" tool, you did not find the belt you need for your model. OK so, if your belt was not found in our database of over 80,000 models among about 400 brand names, then continue below. With over 550 drive belt sizes in stock, we do very likely have the belt you need........
.: How we measure belts :.
Please use English measurement system if reasonably possible for you.
This online length conversion tool is very handy.
If it's been a while you might even benefit from a ruler refresher.
All belts on our site are spoken of in terms of the total length/circumference, not diameter across a 'circle' , like this:
.: How to get us an accurate drive belt length measurement :.
****Best Practice Method****
****Last Resort Method****If string is absolutely not threadable around belt path, which is rare, and you have no choice but to provide the length of the old stretched out belt please provide the total length of the belt pulled just enough to be straight and not beyond. We seek the total relaxed current length *as if* the belt were cut from a loop into one long piece. If your belt is still in one piece, pinch it at each end and then double the measurement. This method is deemed last resort because belts stretch at various rates over the decades depending on environment.
****Applicable to both Methods****
With the above info, we can assist you in choosing a belt about 3-5% shorter than the length of your actual belt path, which is the industry standard to provide correct tension, torque and playback without excess strain on your motor pulley. EXAMPLE: You measure 25" on your turntable with a string.....we will recommend a 23.6" belt, NOT a 25" belt as there must be some tension for your belt to work. Also, if you multiply your string length by 0.95 and 0.97 then you can find a replacement yourself by size description. Or if you prefer, just >>> email us <<< all the above info you have gathered along with the make and model.
All belts are sold with a free exchange policy. We will not charge you any extra fees to exchange belt sizes for you. Belts must be returned in resaleable condition and we ask that you inform us of the final belt that worked for your specific model so we can update our site for other owners of your model.