Proper Operation
Learn how your appliance is supposed to operate so you can determine if it is malfunctioning.

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Tightening the Belt

Tightening the belt is the most important procedure to master. A primary and two alternate procedures will be given so that you can select the one that suits you best.

  1. Move washer away from wall and disconnect power cord.
  2. Grab a 5/16" nutdriver or a flat blade screwdriver and crawl in behind the washer.
  3. Remove the two 5/16" sheet metal screws securing the grey access panel. Remove the access panel and set it aside.
  4. Place your thumb on the drive belt. Can you easily depress it more than 1/2"? If so, the belt is too loose.
  5. Locate the drive motor bracket bolt that is riding in an adjustment slot just above the bracket. This nut is locate on top and in the left rear corner of the platform that the tub is sitting on. Loosen the adjustment nut using a 9/16" open end wrench or an adjustable wrench.
  6. PRIMARY PROCEDURE: Grasp the edge of the motor mounting bracket with a large adjustable wrench or channel lock pliers. Pivot the motor to left with your left hand. Use your right hand to check the tension of the belt. When you can only depress the belt about 1/2", tighten the adjustment nut with your right hand while maintaining the correct belt tension with your left hand.
  7. FIRST ALTERNATE PROCEDURE: Use a pry bar ( a tire wrench 2 feet long works good) to get more leverage when pivoting the motor. Make sure that you put the pry bar diagonally between the two motor brackets and position the end of the pry bar on the inside motor bracket and not on the motor pulley or shaft. Use your left hand to pivot the motor to the left while testing the belt tension with your right hand. When you can only depress the belt about 1/2", tighten the adjustment nut with your right hand while maintaining the correct belt tension with your left hand.
  8. SECOND ALTERNATE PROCEDURE: Use a 9/16" open end wrench or adjustable wrench of loosen the adjustment nut about one turn. Tap on the right-hand edge of the motor bracket with a hammer to pivot the motor to the left. Test the belt tension. When you can depress the belt about 1/2", retighten the adjustment nut.
  9. Replace the rear access panel and move the washer back against the wall.
  10. Position the timer dial on the spin function in any major cycle and test for proper spin operation. Don't forget to close the lid or it won't spin!!