Beneath the motor there is a pulley, and a white housing,the housing must be removed in order for me to put on new belt,but I can't get the housing off, I have removed 3 screws,and the housing still won't come off. I ordered this belt from best buy.
Do you mean the water pump? If so, it's likely rusted on the shaft. I used a couple 15" screwdrivers as pry bars. Got it off, didn't break the pump, you might not be so lucky. Clean the shaft with scotchbrite, a dab of silicone lube will make it easier next time. If you have a camera take a couple pics BEFORE you take it all apart. The belt will fit 2 different ways, and one way will chew up the plastic pump support post. Don't ask how I know. (Took a lot of effort to get it off, but you have to in order to change the belt. A new pump, if needed, is about $20 around here.....)
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Older top load washers use a belt to drive to transfer the energy from motor to drum. However, if the belt slips, stretches, or breaks, it can cause friction and a burning smell, most likely a burning "rubber" smell. The belt is located either from the back access panel or from the underside of the washer. The solution is to replace the belt with a new one. To replace the belt you can open the back lid of the washer To replace the belt carefully pry up on front washer top to release plastic keeper pins, remove 2 Phillips screws from beneath lower front washer panel, slightly lift upward on panel to release. Now remove old broken belt, push new belt beneath large tub pulley and put belt on small motor pulley. After this push back belt tension /idler arm, start belt on large tub pulley, turn tub pulley by hand to run belt on, release tension on idler arm. Replace front panel and lower top. Hope this helps... Please post back if you need more information.
Unplug the motor wiring, remove the bolts holding the motor bracket (4 I think) remove the hoses from the pump and lift the motor and pump out. Remove the 3 screws on the pump and separate from the motor. Put the belt on the pulley and replace the pump. Slide the motor and pump back in with the belt attached, but don't put the 4 bolts on until you put the belt over the tub pulley. Then put them in and plug the wiring back onto the motor.
That should do it!
The belt should already be pretty tight after wrapping around the barrel and the motor pulley. The belt may be worn and should be inspected and probably replaced.
To prevent similar problems in the future I suggest you be aware of how big of a load you put in the washer.
Put The Belt On The Motor First Then Put What You Can Get Of The Belt On The Other Pulley And Turn It. It Will Give You The Anchorage Needed To Put The Belt Back In Position. If This Doesn't Help Let Me Know And I Will Further Assist You. Sincerely, Michael Scott
REMOVE THE FOUR BOLTS HOLDING ON THE MOTOR MOUNT TO THE MILK STOOL. DISCONNECT THE DRAIN HOSES, UNPLUG THE WIRING HARNESS AND THEN ROLL THE BELT OFF THE MAIN PULLEY OF THE TRANSMISSION. FLIP MOTOR OVER AND REMOVE THE DRAIN PUMP, NOTING HOW THE BELT WAS THREADED THROUGH THE PUMP MOUNTS.
you flip the washer on its side
remove the screws on the side
take out the tub springs
remove the pulley
put the belt on bolt on the pulley
put the tub springs back hardest part in my opnion
replace the screws
test the washing machine
....it is no different than changing a belt on a car ....my best suggestion is that you take pictures at every step and stay organized...that way u can tell orientation of all the parts.
Remove the front panel by loosening the two screws that hold it in place. Unhook the spring that puts tension on the tension pulley. Remove old/worn belt and replace with new belt. Very important that you use the correct size belt or the motor may be damaged and remember to hook the spring back for the tension pulley. The new belt has to go around the inside of the tension pulley.