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  • sterlingt Dec 07, 2008

    machine motor runs but tub won't move

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Ok general solution is.
remove old belt.
Losen motor so you have some wiggle room with the pulley
put new belt on washing drum or agitator first and than on motor.
fasten motor again

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Disconnect the washer from the electrical supply then remove the screws shown holding the rear access panel to the washer’s rear panel and lift the access panel off.
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Cushion the bottom of the cabinet opening as shown to avoid hurting yourself with the sharp edge.
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Install the new belt in reverse order by wrapping it around the motor pulley and on one side of the tub drive pulley then turn the pulley to the other side in such a way that the belt wraps completely around the pulley. Secure the rear access panel back into position to complete the procedure.

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