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How do I replace a belt on a GE Spacemaker washer and dryer?

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To change the belt on a General Electric Space Maker Washer and Dryer, disconnect the unit?s power cable from the electrical outlet. Remove the screws from the rear of the appliance, and remove the back panel. Move the idler arm to the side and pull the belt from the dryer drum; this detaches the belt from the motor pulley. Install the new belt, and reassemble.

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When installing a replacement belt on a GE Space Maker, purchase the belt directly from General Electric, or from one of their authorized parts stores. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions. The only tools needed to change the belt are a flashlight and a Philips-head screwdriver. When replacing the belt, do not be surprised if the existing belt is not there. If a belt breaks, it will often come off the pulley and fall under the assembly; try to remove as much of the old belt as possible to prevent obstruction from occurring. Lastly, after reassembling the dryer, attempt a test run to determine if the unit is functioning properly. If the unit jumps during the trial run, then the belt is likely twisted. To resolve a twisted belt issue the belt may need readjustment.

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