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The belt broke on my top loading washer, and when I took the front panel off there is a lot of oil sprayed around under there. Not puddled up but sprayed none the less. Before I replace the belt, any idea where the oil came from? John

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It came from your transmission once your transmission runs out of oil, its done for time to buy a new machine

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The most probable trouble is the belt is streched and needs replacing. To replace belt remove front panel by placing a putty knife about two inches inward from the ends of front panel push the putty knife in and release clips for front panel.remove panel and belt will on bottom under the motor. On a lot of GE washers the oil in transmission leaks and soaks belt in oil so soon new belt will be oil soaked and needing replacment again if ya see a lot of oil in base belt will fix temporarly till its oil soaked,the fix then is to replace washer since trans. replacement is more than new washer

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1) Unplug the washer
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3) Remove two screws from the bottom of the front panel, slide the front panel down (there are 2 metal tabs that slide into slots on the top of the front panel - observe how they slide into/out of the slots). Set the panel aside.
4) Remove the electrical connector (upper left of motor). Press down on the top of the plastic connector - this will undo the catch hook holding the connection in place). Observe how the belt is routed before proceeding.
5) Remove 4 bolts holding the motor in place. You can remove the motor - even with the water pump and hoses in place - they will flex.
6) Remove the water pump from the motor. There are 3 torx - head screws to remove. Note: You will need a star shaped (torx) head driver (Looks like a screwdriver but with a "star" head on it. The one I used measured just under 3/16 in diameter.
7) carefully remove the water pump. - remove the old belt from main pulley under washer drum and also from the water pump. Insert the new belt - be sure to put the tension pulley on the outside of the belt.
8) Reinstall the water pump to the motor. Reinstall the motor. Route the belt correctly in the water pump body area first - them slide the belt around the left side of the main drum pulley - rotate the pulley counter-clockwise and the pulley will tug the belt onto the pulley. Once in place - check bolts and belt - then reattach the electrical connector (remember to press the plastic lever on top of the plastic connector before sliding it in place). Reattach front panel - slide the top of the panel onto the metal tabs - then attach screws at the bottom.

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Coleen, you can get a visual on the belt by removing the two bottom screws on the front panel and pulling down a little on it and pulling it out from the bottom. There will be two clips that hold it on the top. Make sure your lid switch is operative first of all. After you have the front panel off, put it into spin and see what happens. If the belt seems to be o.k., there could be other problems. One of them would be the transmission itself. You do have a five year warranty on the trans..parts only. You could have something in the pump which would cause the motor to bind and not turn the trans. Or you could have something between the basket and tub causing your problem. Truley hope this helps..

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