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How to replace belt on washer

I found my broken belt laying on the bottom of the washing machine. How do I replace the belt on this washing machine?

From the bottom, it doesn't look like I can slip a new belt on without taking about the pump and pully. I don't even see a why to do that!


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Re: How to replace belt on washer

Haha Yes With the very limited info you have provided us I still think I can help You just in the future be more specific. This is a Amana or Speed Queen washer?? To replace the belt Remove hoses from pump, remove wiring connector from motor, dislodge 2 front tub springs from tub end. Remove 4 -- 1/2 head bolts holding motor/pump frame to washer frame. Remove motor/pump from washer turn upside down. 3 Torx bolts hold pump to motor. Belt must be routed through pump proper. REinstall pump.

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