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Drive belt broke

I'm trying to put a new drive belt on my washing machine, I have it loose from all the pullys, but there is a rod with a nut on it that prevents the drive belt from coming completely off the machine, is there another way to remove the drive belt without having to mess with the agitator assembly?

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Hello, ok if this is an older washer then you might want to call a pro. This job takes me no more then an hour to an hour and a half and I have been doing it for 20 years. This is really hard job and you might make things worse. Thank you

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