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V-Style Drive Belt – Part Number: WH1X2026
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V-Style Drive Belt

Product Description

V-Style Drive Belt Specifications

This V-shaped drive belt is 29 1/2 inches long x 1/2-inch-wide, and fits both front-load and top-load washing machines. When belts are worn or frayed, they are known to make noise. If you have a top-load washer, a drive belt may be connecting the transmission to the drive motor. It would generally be a rubber V-belt covered in fabric to allow free movement. Or it could be a rubber belt aided by a tensioning device like an idler pulley, to stop the motor from causing too much friction to the belt. For front-loaders, the drive belt goes between the drive motor and the wash basket. If your drive belt is worn or frayed, it should be replaced straight away. After replacing the drive belt, run a wash cycle to ensure the belt is correctly fitted.

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Troubleshooting

This part fixes the following symptoms:

Pumps but will not spin | Will not agitate | Burning smell | Noisy

This part works with the following products:

Washer.

This part works with the following brands:

General Electric, Hotpoint.

Part # WH1X2026 replaces these:

3481, AP2044592, WH01X1249, WH01X2026, WH1X1249, WH1X2026-, WH1X2026., WH1X2026R.
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Replacing your General Electric Washer V-Style Drive Belt

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Laurence from Bronx, NY
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
WH1X2026
GE washer no spinning during spin cycle
Used the spatula to release the front panel (push flat spatula under top about 2 inches from either side to release the two sprng clips holding the front panel on) to expose the tub and motor assembly. Inspected the belt and it seemed worn and a lot of rubber particles were in base of machine. Ordered the belt from partselect - received it two days later. Loosened 4 motor mount nuts. Removed old belt and replaced. Tightened belt and tightened nuts on motor. Only tricky part is you will need extensions for socket drive because belt is in the way for two of the motor mount nuts. I used a 1/4" small socket wrench, with an extension. No expertise needed on this one.
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Lorenzo from Lancaster, CA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Pliers, Wrench set
Parts Used:
WH49X10035, WH1X2026
Motor making clicking sound in low speed. Bearings bad.
First I unplugged the washer from the wall and then I removed the front panel with a putty knife. I slid the putty knife in between the front panel and top of the washer to disengage the two clips (see parts diagram on Partselect.com). Then I removed the four nuts holding the motor. I then removed the motor and old belt. I installed the new motor and new belt and tightened the four nuts ensuring proper belt tension. The new motor included a new wiring harness and capacitor. The wiring harness installation instructions were easy to follow. Besure to read the all the instructions first before beginning to cut the old harness. Once the wiring harness was installed, the machined worked just like new. I did not need the Retaining Clip for Clutch since the new motor and clutch kit come as one assembly and there is no longer an actual clutch. The two-speed motor just has a pulley for the belt.
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Rachelle from Kent City, MI
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Parts Used:
WH1X2026
washer was not agitating or spinning
My washer was making noise but not agitating or spinning on any of the cycles that I turned the dial to. Didn't know if it was the transmission or something simple. I did some research and discovered it may be the belt, even though the belt looked new, I changed it anyway by just removing the front of the washer and cutting the belt off and putting the new belt on by just turning the pulleys until it fed on. No need to tip it over to do the repair...and it WORKED!! Then I did the happy dance around the house...see woman can repair 2!
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Jared from georgetown, KY
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
Less than 15 mins
Tools:
Wrench (Adjustable)
Parts Used:
WH43X10033, WH43X10032, WH02X10237, WH1X2026
Agitator will not spin
Agitator would not spin and it was going to cost me I've a hundred soars for someone to come and fix it. I looked on this sight and found out what I thought was the problem and ordered four parts to fix it. I was amazed because they came in two days later. I started withe coupling which was the cheapest part and instaled it and it fixed it to return the other parts I called the 800 number and they emailed me a return authorization and I sent it back so it cost me 15 dollars and five minutes to fix it.
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Franklin A from Elk Grove, CA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Socket set
Parts Used:
WH1X2727, WH1X2026
Loud banging noise
Removed the front cover of the washer by sliding a screw driver to release the clips. Loosened the 4 nuts that held the drivebelt motor pushed the motor back to release the drive belt. Replaced the drive belt, pulled motor until drive belt was snug and tighted the 4 bolts. At the same time, I replaced the 4 tub dampening straps located at the top of the tub and now the unit is just like new.
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Jeff from North Liberty, IA
Difficulty Level:
Easy
Total Repair Time:
30 - 60 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set
Parts Used:
WH5X256, WH1X2026
The pully attached to the bottom of the Clutch (all one piece) broke apart.
I loosened the 4 screws that hold the motor and clutch in place. Removed the motor and clutch and turned upside down. Removed the retaining clip. Pulled the old clutch off (does not come off very easy). Stuck the new clutch on and replaced the retaining clip. Slapped it back into the machine.
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Roman from Amherst, MA
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Nutdriver
Parts Used:
WH1X2026, WH16X544, WH01X10001
Wasing machine strted to make horrible
took it appart and found that the suspension rod was broken. went on line an ordered the parts.
The parts arrived 3 days later. Installed the parts and the washing machine was working within a half hour.
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David from Tacoma, WA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
More than 2 hours
Tools:
Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
Parts Used:
WH38X10002, WH1X2026
No Spin Or Agitate
Finding the disassembly instructions in the control panel was very useful. After disassembly and inspection obviously the transmission had lost oil and deteriorate the belt and actually threw it off. Finding your web site was very helpful. The exploded views parts catalog were great! We had it rush shipped. It was great to speak with a representative on a sunday was excellent. The rep was knowledgeable and we concurred on which part were needed. Tracking number was correct via e-mail but only rec'd tracking number for one of the two packages which was stressful at the fedex office at pick-up. All items were rec'd on time assembly was straight forward. The basin retainer nut came loose after 5 loads and made a terrible noise. I applied blue loctite to nut and reinstalled. Seems to be working correctly. Bought an extended warranty which added 4 yrs. Washer failed 2 months after warr. Expired. Figures!! Great experience with partselect thank you.
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Joseph from Hollywood, FL
Difficulty Level:
Really Easy
Total Repair Time:
15 - 30 mins
Tools:
Screw drivers, Wrench set
Parts Used:
WH1X2026
Old belt wore out and stretched, wasn't driving tub through spin cycle.
I loosened the four nuts holding the motor in place, slid the motor toward the tub to slacken the belt enoug to remove it, then replaced old belt with new belt, pulled motor back in place until belt was tight, then tightened the four nuts holding th emotor in place.
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Richard from Spring City, PA
Difficulty Level:
A Bit Difficult
Total Repair Time:
1- 2 hours
Tools:
Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable), Wrench set
Parts Used:
WH02X10265, WH2X1199, WH2X1197, WH2X1193, WH1X2026, WH02X10383
Excessive agitator side movement
Bought all of the parts to remedy this. It ended up being the top transmission seal/bearing which is not a replaceable part. I could see the shaft moving side to side. But the parts diagrams are not detailed enough to show that when assembled.

She led a good life.

My new side loader is SO MUCH BETTER AND INSANELY EFFICIENT. I highly recommend making the change if you need a transmission..
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Model Cross Reference

This part works with the following models:

PartSelect Number: PS270803
Manufacturer Part Number: WH1X2026
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General Electric
51451Y1WW
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51451Y2WW
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General Electric
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General Electric
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General Electric
52170128
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General Electric
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General Electric
52190116
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General Electric
52190117
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General Electric
52190118
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General Electric
52190119
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General Electric
52190129
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General Electric
52198116
Washer
General Electric
52198117
Washer
General Electric
52198118
Washer
General Electric
52198119
Washer
General Electric
52198129
Washer
General Electric
53040116
Washer
General Electric
53040117
Washer
General Electric
53040118
Washer
General Electric
53040119
Washer
General Electric
53040129
Washer
General Electric
53048116
Washer
General Electric
53048117
Washer
General Electric
53048118
Washer
General Electric
53048129
Washer
General Electric
53050119
Washer
General Electric
53150119
Washer