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Install new belt

I have received a new belt for the machine because the old one just fell off so I didn't get to see how it was put on, and now I can't get this new belt on. It seems like the belt is too small but I have confirmed 4 times that it is the right belt number.

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  • debisar Oct 03, 2007

    The problem is that the belt is about 1 inch away and I cannot get it to stetch over that far to even get it started. I have been told there is a way to move the motor towards it to make it easier to put on but no one will tell me how to do this.

  • debisar Oct 04, 2007

    I do not surcumb to threats. If ratings are the only thing you are worried about and not helping people like your website advertises then no thank you. I would rather pay $110.00 to a "professional" or even go sit in a smelly laundry mat than to lie just to boost your ego so that you will help me. Sorry!!! Not that desperate!!!!

  • debisar Oct 04, 2007

    Your "threat" post makes me wish I had never found your website. Your advice was not helpful. In fact, I called Whirlpool and asked them if I could do this and they said no that the actual motor has to be moved. I rated you exactly the way your advice was taken "not helpful" and totally off the mark. I am not going to argue with you about this anymore. I am paying someone to come and put it on and that is that. I will not be coming back to this website.

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Get it on yet?? Its easy put it on motor first then start on big pulley then rotate pulley while routing belt it just stretches PLEASE rate my help as solved as all other ratings dock us

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    joey shearer Oct 03, 2007

    please reconsider the rating i will help more if needed

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    joey shearer Oct 04, 2007

    no more help till i get a better rating

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    joey shearer Oct 04, 2007

    It wasnt a threat - you labeled my first solution as not helpful when in fact if you understood my advice you would have your belt on in no time. But a not helpful rating doesnt encourage me to go the extra mile for you, and that abusive post makes me wish i never attempted to solve your problem.

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I need to replace my belt. it seems to be to short. is it as simple as starting it on the motor and guiding it on the pulley. i have to replace the pulley to. my nut also backed off. it wore the pulley bad, also a little on shaft.i have a new pulley,belt, and nut.i thank you for any advise that you can give.

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I personally own a Whirlpool front loader (which I got for dirt cheap because the drive pulley had failed... which meant that I had to replace the belt too) and have repaired many of them.

I have to back The Dr on this. Whirlpool gave you incorrect information. The motor does NOT have to be removed (or even moved!) in order to replace this belt. It IS tight! Just the way it's supposed to be. But, removing the motor to install the belt? No way. The guy you hire to come do this job will take longer to get the washer put back in place than it'll take him to put the belt on.

There may be something that's missing here, though. And that is... "Why'd the belt come off in the first place?" The motor pulley and the drive pulley should be lined up EXACTLY. If they aren't, the belt will throw. You may have a larger problem than just the belt. (That's how I got my front loader... the nut on the drive pulley backed off allowing the drive pulley to "wobble". This did 2 things... wore out the drive pulley and threw the belt off. Long time customer of mine bought a new one and called me to come pick this one up.)

Bottom line, Debisar? I think you may have jumped the gun on rating The Dr's post... he was dead on accurate. We apologize that you feel that you were treated inappropriately however, I'd like to encourage you to understand that the appliance repair technicians on this board are ACTUALLY technicians. (just like the guy you called to come out and fix your machine). We are here to help, but we don't have the luxury of seeing the machine for ourselves... this puts us at a disadvantage. We rely on our knowledge of these machines based on years of hands on experience to hopefully guide you to a positive resolution to your dilemma.

The Dr, does not get paid for his advising you on your machine, nor do I. Think of us as you having a next door neighbor who's an appliance repair tech. that you can call, explain the problem to over the phone and get ideas and help from. If The Dr were your next door neighbor, all the people that have called on his advice say that he's 86% right on... (that's pretty good for not actually seeing what he's working on).

Our "Expert ratings" are the way we gauge ourselves, both personally and professionally. On top of our regular daily Family and work duties, we spend our time in the quest of helping others through their problems for free, all we ask in return is an honest, accurate rating.

I hope that this incident has not turned you away from our site and hope that your machine was successfully repaired and back in operating condition.

Posted on Oct 13, 2007

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