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Belt too tight to fit

We are trying to fit me belt on washing machine. It is really too tight to fit, any tips??

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The belt has to be tight so that the machine an work you have to get it over the pulley and it will work use a screw driver if you need to as a kind of prybar for it

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The easyest way to fit these belts is to locate it on the motor pulley and as far onto the right hand side of the main pulley (viewed from the front of the machine) as possible. Hold it on the main pulley with a cable tie and rotate the drum anti clockwise by turning it from inside. The belt will be drawn onto the pulley and the cable tie will snap as it rotates. (Easy)

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