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Washing machine belt won't move

My washing machine belt started to smoke during the spin cycle. I got a new belt and it seems as if the pulley coming out of the motor is spinning very well but it will not turn the belt. When I grabbed the belt I found that the belt will not move in the direction that the pulley is spinning. Why is that? Is the transmission messing up? The belt will move by hand only in one direction, and not the same direction as the pulley.

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You probably have bad spin tube bearings. Look above transmission for a water leak or evidence of one.

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No, the pump works while spinning. The burnt smell is probably the belt, especially if your wife saw smoke. Did she put a big load in it at the time?

The belt will slip until the tub catches up with the motor. If there is a heavy load, it can burn the belt up. I would replace it. Make sure the idler pulley on the motor moves freely also.

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