There is a groove on the outside of the drum. If the belt is in there pull it forward about an inch.
ha- the belt is definitely in the groove. I saw this, and noticed it was weird that the old belt was OUT of the groove, but thought to myself, why the hell would there be a groove, if the belt isn't supposed to ride in it?? Well, what is the point of the groove?? This might be the problem. That extra circumference will give it more tension. Will report back after I try it tonight. thanks guys.
CAN I do this without taking the whole drum out again?? For some reason, I feel that if I take the belt totally out, it won't be as easy to put back together as it was the first time. I feel like I got lucky that time. Thanks guys.