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WPSF5170W0WW G.E. Profile...Bout ta break something or someone

Is the PS271515 NUT PULLEY regular or reverse theard...I took the washing machine completely apart to replace the main seal and when I went to put it back together...somehow the NUT PULLEY won't come back off.... I've tried just about everything; dry ice, coke trick, WD-40...Please help before I chuck the whole thing.



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    I need to replace the drive belt, I have the belt. Do I really have to take this whole thing apart to replace the belt?



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I had use dry ice to freeze the bolt so I could get off the nut...redicuolus...

Note: The pully is regular thread...Do not tighten this bolt down at all when you are putting it aside to wait for parts....I'm an @!#

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I have a Whirlpool Duet Washing Machine (GHW9100LW1). The washer stopped spinning, but the motor was going. I took off the back and noticed that the belt had come off and there was a lot of black...

The first thing to determine is if the pulley is loose due to wear on the pulley or if the spin bearing in the outer tub is bad.

Remove the belt. Make sure the nut holding the pulley in place is tight.
Wiggle the pulley while shining a bright lamp on it.. is it loose on the shaft or is the shaft moving.
If the shaft is moving.. outer tub needs to be replaced.. and in some cases this means the spin basket as well.

If you remove the pulley..and the inside mating surfaces which are flat on two sides are worn or rounded off.. bad pulley.. the retaining nut may not have been tightened properly.. or it became loose up over time,

However the black dust means the belt has been slipping ..some dust is probably normal due to age.. rubber breaks down..but a lot of dust means friction.. which means something is not turning as freely as it should.

So it has to be a loose retaining nut, worn pulley..or worn failing outer tub bearing.. I am afraid it's more than likely the last one.

Sears Parts Direct will have diagrams for your model..

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most ge washers you just get ya fingers under the bottom and jerk up hard they have a plastic piece under them that has to be replaced from time to time its no big deal

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