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    I have had these jobs before and I am sure others as well. For about 4 years now I have been putting off working on the cloths washer. When running it would click and clunk away very loudly like there was a tooth missing on a gear which made me think it was going to be a big endeavor to fix. Well I went at it today after listening to it clack away last night until 10pm (it was fresh on my mind). Pulled the front cover and the first thing I see is the spring tensioner pulley is crooked and I though, boy I hope its that easy. Pulled the motor out with 4 easy bolts and saw the worst V-belt I have ever seen in my life that was still turning. In one spot there was less then 1/4X1/4" of cord and rubber holding it together. Sections up to 3" totally missing the V part of the belt and where there was V left it was cracked every 1".

    So just ended up getting a belt, putting a shim washer in the idler pulley arm to take up the slop and straiten the pulley out again and all is good!

    Can't believe I put up with it for so long when it was such an easy fix.
    Andy

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    'cause you thought it was going to be an expensive repair is why.
    It's only ink and paper

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    • #3
      I know exactly what you mean. A lot of times the procrastination is worse than the actual job. Leaves you thinking, "I should have done this a long time ago".
      Jonathan P.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Carld
        'cause you thought it was going to be an expensive repair is why.

        That may have been part of it as well.
        Andy

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        • #5
          I procrastinate a lot.

          One answer to it is to say to yourself, "I'll just open it up for a look-see, with no intention of fixing it right now."

          Once you've rid yourself of high expectations, any progress is good progress.
          Richard - SW London, UK, EU.

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