I purchased this belt for a whirlpool YWED7500VO. The number on this item is the one specified on appliancepartspros.com
But the belt is short by about one inch.
Could this be a defective item? Are the specs wrong? Or is there a special way to install it?
Answer Yagyu, We have checked and verified that the 8182481 / 8182481 Drive Belt is the correct part for your dryer. Here ate the factory notes "Measures 73-5/8" Long, has 8 Ribs 7 Grooves." This is a "direct drive" drum belt and has no idler pulley, like most dryers. It will fit tight, and may seem to be too small, you will need to "roll it", off and on the motor pulley. Loosening the motor mount screws from the base may help.