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I have a GE washer WHDSR316G1WW and I cannot get a new belt installed. How do you install the new belt? It barely fits around the large pulley.

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You are correct in that the belt seems overly tight. This is what I did.1) Get the belt on the large pully2) Using several ZIpTies every few inches, secure the belt to the pully3) Get a metal hanger and loop it through the belt making a safe handle at the end.4 Cover the handle with a cloth to protect your hands and to also provide grip.5) Have my 300 lb, 6'7" hulk of a son pull as hard as he can while you assist getting the belt on the motor spindle.

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Does it a new belt or the existing one ?

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SOURCE: i have a ge washer model whdsr316g1ww. the belt

Have you loosened the motor mounts to help swing the motor closer to the pulley? If you have is something blocking the motor moving further?

Some belts can be a bit tight to get on so hook it up on the motor pulley first and then get one side on to the main spider pulley and then turn the main spider pulley to thread the belt on. Providing the belt was in its original grooves on the motor pulley as you turn the spider to get the belt on it will cetre itself. Then tension the belt by pulling on the motor and tighten the bolts. DON'T OVER TENSION THE BELT AS IT CAN SNAP IT OR THE SPIDER PULLEY!

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I have a front load kenmore washer. Initially the machine didn't drain the clothes fully, then the belt came off. The belt will not stay on. Help

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SOURCE: my washer won't agitate or spin! I hav a GE washer

Might be a blown line fuse located in the red and white wire in the harness, you will know it if the green idiot light on the motor ain't a blinkin.

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Some belts can be a bit tight to get on so hook it up on the motor pulley first and then get one side on to the main spider pulley and then turn the main spider pulley to thread the belt on. Providing the belt was in its original grooves on the motor pulley as you turn the spider to get the belt on it will cetre itself. Then tension the belt by pulling on the motor and tighten the bolts. DON'T OVER TENSION THE BELT AS IT CAN SNAP IT OR THE SPIDER PULLEY!
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The easiest way to install a new belt for a GE washer of your model is like putting on a bike chain.

**First unplug the unit.**

Then remove the front panel if you haven`t already.

Now rap the belt around one side of the motor pulley then get it started on the drive pulley. Hold the belt in place while spinning the drive pulley (watch your finger`s the edges are sharp and when the belt slips on it`s very tight...pinching could occur) and the belt should slip in place. You don`t remove the motor or even loosen it, it`s not necessary.

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