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Belt slips on the agitator pulley

You can turn the agitator by hand and then it will finish washing. Will work for a week or two then will start slipping again. Replaced the belts three weeks ago.

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If you have the tensioner laced backwards, it will do the exact same thing. Try pulling it the other direction and reinstalling the belt.

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I got the same problem the belt slips on the spin cycle i have replaced the pulleys the belt and the tensioner worked well for a week then back to slipping took the whole machine apart and found dryed up grease in the top seal and on the shaft cleaned it all of put new grease on worked fine for two months today same thing again took it apart and the shaft is all gross and stickye with dryed up grease i just like to know what grease a guy should use

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Servicing the Tub and Agitator
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Replace a damaged agitator
with a new one of the same type.
Unscrew the cap on top of the
agitator and pull straight up;
the agitator should lift off.

The washing machine tub, or basket, generally doesn't cause problems. However, at times it may cause damage to the laundry, make a lot of noise, vibrate, or stop completely.

If laundry is torn during the wash cycle, feel around the tub. If you find a rough spot, you may be able to smooth it with an emery board. Sand the spot lightly. If this doesn't work -- or if you have to cut to bare metal to remove the roughness -- the tub should be replaced. In this case, it's probably much wiser to replace the entire washer.

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