The spin belt on my GE front loading model wsxh208a1ww washer broke. I have a replacement belt which is the same part number, but after several years of wear and ter on the old one, it is much smaller. Does anyone know a trick or technique for getting the new, tighter belt onto the motor and drum wheels. I'm not having much luck using brute force. Thanks.
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Re: Changing the belt on a GE front loading washer
Hello , i can try to help , I have always got these belts on by starting the belt on the small pulley/motor , then rolling it on the large pulley , kinda like putting a bike chain on. Let me know if you have any other questions and how it turns out.
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There is a belt tensioner pulley. If it is failed - your belt won't properly tension.
It appears your tensioner has failed in this instance.
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