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do you have the front panel off yet?
Thanks. To claify: I can remove the front panal without removing the top, etc.? Also, why do you think it is the belt? The machine works in the wash cycle and it used to make noise in the dry cycle, but now it doesn't work at all.
Good morning Bryan,
Last night I removed the front panel and, by hand, checked the belt and pushed to belt forward and backward; the belt feels fine and the tub moved in both directions. My wife then ran the machine with no clothes in it, i.e., it filled, washed, drained and spun...all properly. I laid on the floor and watched the motor/belt spin the drum in one direction and then reverse during the spin cycle. Next my wife put in a light load of clothes. The machine, filled, washed and drained but did not spin. Again I laid on the floor and watched the motor and belt. The motor/belt worked properly during the wash/drain cycles. During the spin cycle the motor spun but the belt did not turn. I could tell this by watching the bottom of the motor shaft (I could see Clip Clutch Spring, part no. 412 shown on the motor, etc. parts diagram), I could see the clutch spring turn at what looked like normal spin speed. What do you think is wrong? BTW: your telling me how to remove the front panel alone was worth $14...thanks. Let me know the charge for this latest advice.
not hard to do really. the best way is to loosen the motor nuts underneath the motor and slide it towards the big pulley, remove the belt then the clip that holds it and it will drop down, sometimes it easier to remove the whole motor and clutch and replace it on the floor, same basic idea though loosen and remove the nuts holding the motor. you can do this with what you already have removed, the front panel, heres the clutch and the diagrams,