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#1 middleageddeere OFFLINE  

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 04:48 AM

Anyone know how I can figure out what belt goes on my WH 875? It is the starter belt and it seems to fat for the pulleys.

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 05:36 AM

Measure across the widest part of the belt, not the "V" part......They come in 1/2" and wider, 5/8" etc......Starter belts are usually 1/2'

If you dont have the belt, take a piece of 3/8 rope and use it to measure how long a belt you need by running it through the pulleys...TSC had all the lengths you need
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Posted April 07, 2011 - 05:41 AM

Thank you for the help, however, I have a belt on there that I believe is the right length but seems to be too fat. How can I find out what width it is supposed to be?

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 05:59 AM

Like I said, measure across it....if its 5/8", get a 1/2" one and try it.......Dont think you will find one smaller than 1/2".....I have seen belts that look like they are too wide and work fine

Is it throwing the belt off?
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Posted April 07, 2011 - 06:14 AM

Oh ok I didn't understand the first time...thanks. If I get it tight enough it twists and any looser and it throws it.

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 06:39 AM

Sounds like it may be a little out of alignment. As for width, I like to make sure the belt won't bottom out. Measuring the skinny part of the pulley, add a little & look for that size on the small part. May also want to watch taper, there are several different pitches.

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 08:12 PM

Any starter/generator belts I've seen on Wheel Horses are 3/8". If you're running a 1/2", it might very well look kinda fat on there.
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Posted April 07, 2011 - 08:17 PM

Thanks Dale. Maybe you should just bop down the street and take a look for me...We are both in Mid-Michigan. LOL

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Posted April 07, 2011 - 08:40 PM

I ordered a new belt for my mf10 that was supposed to be for the starter it wouldn't fit. It was the right length but 1/2" wide and buy comparing to the old one I needed a 3/8" belt. There easy to find. They can be listed for use on washers, dryers, and mowers.

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Posted April 08, 2011 - 06:12 AM

There is conflicting info on this belt.

From the Wheel Horse belt chart they list
1583 nla Used on 6, 7, 8hp Kohler Starter generator {3Lx33" in belt chart should be 31-1/2"} Wrong?
3V315 Gates .38"x31.5
3V315 Napa .38"x31.5
238-031 Stens 3/8"x31"
83315 Goodyear 3/8"x31.5"
6X315 Dayco 3/8"x31.5"

If you follow the Kohler part number
231605 Kohler Starter generator Replaces 232613 [.41"x32.08" 36 degree]
7315 Gates .41"x32.08" 36 degree
25-7315 Napa .41"x32.08" 36 degree
Not listed @ Stens
15321 Goodyear .41"x32.08" 36 degree
15315 Dayco .41"x32.08" 36 degree
.410"x032.08" 36 degree

Product service bulletin #061 states Should use raw rubber edge belt. These replacements are the belt type that is common in automotive applications and what each manufacturer lists as the replacement for the starter/generator application.

The best length seems to be a mystery.

Garry
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Posted April 08, 2011 - 09:51 AM

I was less worried about length and more about width...This tells me 3/8 right?

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Posted April 08, 2011 - 07:31 PM

The belt you are looking for is not a Wheel Horse belt, it's a Kohler belt. You need to look it up in the Kohler engine manual. I think the correct number is 231605-S. Not sure though. I will take a look tomorrow. It also depends on which spec engine your dealing with as well, as there were three belts used depending on the engine spec number. Post that if you can. Try a Gates 4L310

Edited by MikesRJ, April 08, 2011 - 09:36 PM.





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