Author Topic: Where to find geared belt for Whynter ice cream maker  (Read 784 times)

Zeitgeist

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Where to find geared belt for Whynter ice cream maker
« on: February 08, 2020, 09:10:47 AM »
I have a Whynter IC-2L ice cream maker that is making a screeching sound and intermittently the mixer stops moving.  It is the type with the churn motor in the lid.  I contacted the manufacturer about part availability and they claim that this is a discontinued model for which they carry no parts.

I took apart the motor apparatus and all looks OK except the gear belt is loose.  I believe that this is the problem.  It is a 3/16 thick by 7 diameter with 8 cog peaks per inch. 

Can anyone advise on where to find a belt like this?  There are a lot of vacuum belts out there but its kinda like looking for a needle in a haystack. 

Any advice on where and how to look would be appreciated.  This is not a super common appliance so there are not many out there used at a reasonable price.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2020, 09:16:29 AM by Zeitgeist »

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Re: Where to find geared belt for Whynter ice cream maker
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 04:17:11 PM »
This sounds like it might be an MXL type of belt. It is surely not a custom item, so you should be able to find it with a bit of research. Counting the teeth would probably be informative.

SDP would be a good place to start. https://sdp-si.com/products/timing-belts/imxl.php

McMaster is another option. https://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/126/1192
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Re: Where to find geared belt for Whynter ice cream maker
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 05:02:32 PM »
After a bit more looking, it doesn't appear there are such timing belts with a 1/8" "pitch" (your 8 cogs per inch). There are a number of timing belt profiles with a 3mm pitch such as a GT-2 series which is the metric equivalent closest to 1/8". I have no idea if different series would be interchangeable.

https://www.sdp-si.com/products/details/timing-belt-detail.php

Here is one that is 3mm pitch x 6mm x 177mm (59 grooves) which is the closest I can get to the dimensions you shared. http://shop.sdp-si.com/catalog/product/?id=A_6R53M059060

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Re: Where to find geared belt for Whynter ice cream maker
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 07:01:22 PM »
Grobinski,  you are fantastic!  That last link is near perfect!  It is indeed 59 grooves and 177 mm.  The width of mine is closer to 5mm,  but the pulleys should accommodate 6mm no problem,  so I am giving it a try.  Also realized I said diameter when I meant circumference so thank you for seeing through that. 

Have a great evening!