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GE Evolution = How to remove the Clutch Assembly for new belt

My belt was worn out and it had left a lot of black residue from being worn on the bottom of the washer

I bought a new belt but I can't figure out how to get the new belt on. I suspect I need to remove the clutch assembly but there is clip that I can not see how to remove. If this is not what I need to do can someone please tell me one way or another.?

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  • robert427 Feb 26, 2009

    This is an image of what I am working on.

  • robert427 Feb 26, 2009

    Here is another view . I think this is the one you want.

  • robert427 Feb 26, 2009

    This probably would ave worked .

    1) I lifted the engine upwards with a hammer thereby lifting the whole drum a little
    2) I did not loosen the screws.
    3) On the larger pulley there are holes nderneath tat can be used to grip and twist the pulley around so that you can get the belt on.

    It is a question of getting a good grip and slowly turning the belt once it is almost on and then it snaps into place.

    I did nto have to play with the screws this way. I suppose it is a littel more brutish and it was helpful to have my wife holding the hammer so that the egine was held up. I can see this as possibly risky in that if shhe would have lost the pry on the engine I could have gotten hurt. I tink it would have been better to use the screws but I can not vounch for my intelligence this time of night.

  • brandon8534 May 11, 2010

    As I looks in the photo you should be able to put the belt on the pulleys. By first putting the belt on the furthest pulley and with the closer pulley try to wrap it around it by turning the pulleys so it can slip on.

  • brandon8534 May 11, 2010

    I have a way but I need another angle of that pin from the other side to see of how its placed on. Its a type of locking pin.

  • brandon8534 May 11, 2010

    Can you post a picture of what your dealing with? I probably can help you with this.


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Actually, you just need to place the belt around the motor pulley and get it started around the larger pulley and move the belt clockwise while keeping it on the larger pulley. it will self thread onto the large pulley as you spin it.

Good Luck!

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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    WRMtech Feb 26, 2009

    there are 4(four) 3/8 nuts under the motor plate. Losen them up and slide the motor towards the middle of the machine. This will allow you to spin the belt right on.As you look at the motor, draw a line at the base of it so you know where to pull it back as you tighten up the nuts. ALWAYS tighten the easy front ones first, this will hold the motor in place.

    Goos Luck!


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