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Whirlpool duet front-loading washer--drum quit spinning--took off back of washer and there is fine black dust (from the belt?) all over and the belt is off the pully wheel--the pully wheel has LOTS of play in it--took off the nut holding the pully wheel on the drum spindle and there is no sign of wear and no play in the actual spindle or drum mechanism--is the wheel pully supposed to flop around like that?--also, when i put the belt back on, it won't stay centered; it works its way off as the pully goes around--are there supposed to be bearings somewhere that keep the pully wheel from wobbling?--the metal pully wheel has also rubbed against the plastic drum cover and cut into it

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  • chiefssalina May 05, 2009

    Belt off how do I put back on with out any big issues

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SearsTechToo
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SOURCE: new belt install

OK your a pro if you attached a pulley correct, now for the belt. The belt is elastic in nature and can take some abuse, so first loop it on the motor and loop it on the top of the pulley, holding the belt with one hand that follows the other hand turning at the same easy speed. it will get real easy a third of the way around and your done!

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

milten1
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SOURCE: HOTPOINT WASHING MACHINE - BELT IS RUBBING AGAINST

if you have gotten that far your good
now try to look at the motor it sounds like your belt might be a lil off track on the mortor shaft
there is a adjustment srew on the top left of the motro its hidden under things but its there
you can looses this and swing the motor
make sure you have it lined up on the motor shaft and it should stay aligned on the pully

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

beltronic205
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SOURCE: The drum seems to run crooked and rubs...

You can buy new drum Spider which has bearing fitted check cost 1st...

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool duet washer, inner stainless drum rubs

This sounds like a worn bearing housing or the bearing itself has packed up,either way you would have to strip and check these and replace what is broken

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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SOURCE: My plastic drum seal on

You have more serious problem than just your drum seal. The support arms in the wash tub are broken. The wash tub should always spin true. When it wobbles it is a sure sign that the suport arms or spider arms are broken. It is an expensive repair since the wash drum, the outer plastic tub and the door seal need to be replaced. Check your warranty, to see if some of these repairs can be covered. Get a few estimates before deciding whether to repair or replace it. Sorry.

Posted on Feb 22, 2011

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