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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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Let’s collect some info. and I will try to help. I own the FAV6800A the LED flavor of the machine and as you can tell from my nick name I DIY all repairs on the machine.
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