Installing a driving belt on a GE front loading washer model # WBVH5100HWW
I ordered a driving belt and it looks to be a couple of inches shorter. I'm not sure whether the old belt was stretched so it seemed that much longer. When I ordered the part I was told this was the right belt.
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Are the two pulleys lined up with each other? Is the belt tight when installed? Make sure the motor is firmly attached at it's mounting. Is the drum or motor pulley hard to turn by hand? Make sure that neither pulley is wobbling or loose on it's shaft. Hope that some of this helps!
Your type of washer usually has a belt theat runs the agitator and spins the tub. The pump is hooked by a direct coupling. If you are still pumping that tells me the motor works but the belt is probably broken or worn so badly that it no longer drives.
Have the belt replaced or do a search for "appliance parts" and then enter your model number. You will get a parts menu to order a new belt from for your unit.
Belt replacement for some of these units can be a major chore... then again some are relatively easy, but consider yourself warned if it is a real project....
I hope that this will help you to solve your problem!
I queryed another site; justanswer.com with technician Larry, who provided the solution. Replace the door latch assenbly part # WH10X1006 $146.99 from GE. A local parts house had the identical under a Whirlpool # WP8182634 for 59.46. Install the new assemble and all is well.
I had to have repairman out. He said it had a filter in front panel that needed to be cleaned. It was full of hard white stuff, like caliche dirt. He noticed I use Arm & Hammer Detergent and he said that was good, but don't use HE detergents because when they mix with city water, it causes an odor in washer. Thanks- Beth