Get yourself a Ziplock bag and some baby powder. Put the belt in the bag with some powder and shake it. -Problem solved.
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Interesting note. I emailed Mike at VPI when at the same time I put up the post. He said to put a little lightweight machine oil on your finger, rub it in and then touch the inside of the belt while the plattter is spinning. Totally new paradigm! P.S. the noise came back after a few plays with the baby powder method and it is also a little messy. I'm going to try the oil. I'll let you know.
Hey there Dodgeelum...
I have the scout and it too sometimes screech. The trick is to get the belt from the bottom of the spindle on the motor, don't let it touch the lower (45rpm) spindle, that will solve your problem. If this still exists, then you need to make sure the belt is not to twisted when its put on.