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I am trying to replace a belt on an amana washing machine and i do not know how to get the belt onto the motor pulley. there isn't room above or below. the shaft from the motor goes through the center of the pulley. help!

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If i am not mistaken the motor is hooked up with 2 bolts . Remove one of them and losen the other so you have a little room to move the motor. As soon as the belt is on you can tention it again and replace the bolts

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