Need Replacement Belt for B&D Garden Shredder 8501
I have a really old Black & Decker Model 8501 garden shredder that needs a replacement multi-grooved drive belt (from the motor to the cutter-blade flywheel). Part Number: 682045. The belt is 22-1/2 inches long (outside circumference), 1/2 inch wide, and 1/8 inch thick. It is made of heavy-duty material, with five grooves/six ribs running the length of the belt on the inside.
The garden shredder includes a tension-adjustment knob, which means that any slight variation in belt length can be compensated for.
The manufacturer no longer supplies the belt for this unit. I've tried an auto supply place and the B&D service center, without luck. Searching online hasn't turned up anything either. Does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe someone who has a unit that's not working and would like to sell me the belt? Or some not so obvious place to seek the belt?