Oil-soaked drive belt split; wouldn't move agitator

ApplianceHotpoint Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

james r From cincinnati, OH

Sep 20, 2007

2 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Pulled washer away from wall. Observed problem. Ordered belt. Went on vacation. Cut belt in two to remove. Removed flex coupling to pump. Tried to force new belt onto big sheave, but couldn't really access properly. With help, tipped washer onto its front. Then access permitted forcing new belt onto big sheave by turning (only one direction permitted by gear box). Most of time spent cleaning up oil from gearbox which dripped on floor and splattered on back wall. Wonder how long 15 yr old gearbox will last?

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

V-Style Drive Belt

Part Number: PS270803

In Stock