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Putting a belt back on. On a front load Washing Machine

I tried to get the belt back on but it is too tight. I need to konw how to loosen it up enough so that i can slide it back into place.

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Re: putting a belt back on. On a front load Washing...

There should be a adjustment to tighten the
belt a bracket similar to bracket to tighten
a belt on a automobile alternator you will
probably need a open end or combination
wrench or you might be able to get it with a
socket wrench

if you can get the belt over one pulley
and over the top of the other pulley and
then turn the pully towards you it may
pop on with the help of a large screwdriver

make sure it unplugged

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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Step 1: Loosen the bolt on the motor bracket and move the motor to put slack in the belt.

Step 2: Remove the old belt and stretch a new one into place on the pulleys.

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You shouldn't have to loosen it, put the belt on the motor first and half way round the drum pully, turn the pulley slowly holding the belt in place and the belt should go on.

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