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LW8303W2 belt replacement

I'm trying to change the belt.  I have motor unit out and the screws removed from the pump.  Can't seem to get the pump off.  Does it come apart?

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Re: LW8303W2 belt replacement

Sometimes due to rust the pump doesn't come off.. Try this
place a large screwdriver between the pulley and pump...gently pry the pump in all directions…a little at a time, being careful not to pry too hard and damage the pump. Then the shaft, which had accumulated rust, will break loose..

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Tools needed:
Nut driver or socket set.
Torex screw driver.

1. Unplug the power cord from the
electric socket and remove the
front panel.
2. Disconnect the power coupling
from the motor.
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