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Works fine but very noisy during spin cycle. took back off and turned drum by hand. Bearing very rough. Took out bolt in center of the back of the drum . Cannot remove pully to get to bearing.

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The pulley will come off. You will need to use a pry bar or wheel puuler to remove it. It take a some pressure to remove this, but it will come off.
Just work with it.

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