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BELT LOOSE ON FRIGIDAIRE WASHER HOW TO TIGHTEN

Smelled a burning smell ,clothes very wet when taken out of washer took belt off but belt didnt look bad but not very tight frigidaire washer #FWX133RBS2

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  • vonvon591 Nov 18, 2008

    Ok I changed the belt with no problem but i think it was still good,but it is loose so I'm trying to replace the idler arm and torsion spring but I can't get the SOB off it's suppose to have a c clip but I can't find it 'there is two washers on the bottom but no clip or ring. HELP!!!!!!!!

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You can't really tighten a belt, I suggest that you change it, although it is extremely hard to replace a a new belt yourself. Have you checked the carbon brushes in the motor do not need changing, this could also generate a burning smell and leave you clothes wet if they are worn.

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