I went back and changed the belt today ..I think just as repair-man said it was just a bad belt . The drum pulley was as smooth as a babies butt, I was able to turn the pulley with no resistance at all,and the motor pulley had no burrs whatsoever. One thing I can say though ...I hate working on those blasted things when they're stacked and in a closet ...looks real pretty but when it breaks be prepared to pay the big bucks . I needed a second man to get the thing moved . Gettin to old for this sh#* .