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How to replace belt??

I've just purchased a new belt for the ALW480DAW front loader, but, it seems to be so much slack on the new belt. I can't find where to slip the belt on too. There seems to be one big "wheel", underneath the drum, but, when I put the belt around there is still too much slack. I can't seem to find another pulley to slip the belt around. Also should the drum be able to turn with no belt on??. Not too sure what the problem is, but, am hoping it is only the belt. Old belt "melted" during a lockup when washing.

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Re: How to replace belt??

There are two wheels unplug every thing and turn upside down you will find the other wheel

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