Our belts meet the specifications of the original brand and are factory fresh. The original brand no longer makes these belts. Any of the original manufacturer stock would be too old to sell now as rubber deteriorates over time.
Before you install the new belt please clean the entire belt path surface. This will help avoid contaminating the new belt with the (usually hard to see) residue from the old belt and will promote optimum belt performance. We recommend using rubbing alcohol or isopropyl.