On electric dryers, this is a dryer drum drive belt. The dryer drum drive belt is attached to a motor pulley and spins with the motor to spin the drum. The drive belt of a dryer should be replaced if it has become brittle, worn, or broken over time, which can happen naturally. The drive belt may be broken or damaged if the dryer drum does not turn or if the appliance makes a loud screeching noise. It's possible that the tension has dissipated. Care and maintenance should never be performed on a powered-on item. A dryer drum drive belt takes roughly one hour to fix on average. This is a genuine GE OEM item that is offered individually and is sourced directly from the manufacturer. This specific dryer drum drive belt is compatible with electric dryers manufactured by GE and Hotpoint.