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Replace belt on amana washing machine

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.

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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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