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Replacing belt on washing machine

I need to know how to place the new belt on. When I tilted the washer to see what was wrong, I found the worn out belt on the floor. I have no idea how to get the new belt back on. The belt measures 19 1/2 inches long.

I would appreciate your help!!!

Thanks,
Margie

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    Where is the puley. Don't you offer a picture instructional guide?

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    i dont know how to get the belt around the pulley motor

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Hi!

Welcome to Fixya,

in replacing a belt please follow this step:

  • turn off and unplug your washer.
  • hook the belt first in drive motor pulley. ( a slot where your belt take place on top of the motor and sure that the belt is in place firmly to the slot of the pulley.)
  • start to hook the other end/loop of the belt to the tub pulley in one side of the pulley (it is more efficient in starting to hook the belt from inside to outside rotation.)
  • and hold the belt and rotate inside the pulley of the tub slowly
  • dont let the belt slip outside the slot of the pulley hold it firmly with your hands
  • hold the belt, clip to the slot of the pulley
  • but don't hold the belt alone or don't hold the belt in between of the pulley.
  • hold the belt inside the slot of the pulley in the tub pulley and rotate slowly. until it fix to the slot of the tub pulley.

If you need further assistance let me know. Please take a moment to accept and rate my solution accordingly.

Thanks,
aclamonte

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Without knowing the make of washer I can only give you a general idea of how to fit a new belt.
If it has a removable back panel then remove it, and then simply .
fit the belt round the motor pulley first and ease it round the drum.
If you can't get in from the back, tilt the washer towards you and again get the belt round the motor pulley and force the belt round with the drum pulley turning it slowly by hand.
Watch your fingers.
Hope this helps.
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So there are various conditions when a washing machine wont spin. Please check this link to get a detailed idea related to your problem:-

http://www.repairclinic.com/Washing-Machine-Troubleshooting?red=Washing-Machine-Repair-Help#itdoesntspin


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