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Changing belt on washing machine, that broke

Need help with belt and pulley questions

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To change the belt you need to remove the pump attatched to the motor. the pump is held on by either spring clamps or in older models, torx (star) screws. I believe the size for the torx screws is #20. slip the belt over the motor pulley and around the tension pulley and finally around the transmission. reinstall the pump and you're good to go.

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How do I change a belt on a top loader amana?

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    My husband is trying to change it and really doesn't know what to do?


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