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Need to replace pump/spin belt

Cant get the belt around the pulley on the pump. how is this accessed?

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This washer your have to take the 2 1/2" bolts on each side the motor then you will have to take 3 star bit screws out of the bottom of the pump slide the pump off then put it all back together and then after mounting you motor and pump back up put it on the transmission puller

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Cushion the bottom of the cabinet opening as shown to avoid hurting yourself with the sharp edge.
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Plug the washer in then start a loaded spin cycle to check for belt slippage and the motor operation itself.

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