My washer makes an awful noise when it spins. I took the motor off,
but it seems fine. The noise seems to come from the bearings of the
agitator. When I put the motor back I had to tension the belt by holding
the motor against it, hard to do and tighten the nuts simultaneously. I
jammed in a piece of wood, but the gap is so narrow I couldn’t put too
much oomph on it. The tech sheet says, ‘There should be light deflection
(approximately 1/8") when pressed.’ I don’t understand how to measure
this; doesn’t it require a fixed pressure? How do I measure deflection?
When I replace the washer, I will dispose of the old one with my pickup
truck and bring the new one back with my pickup truck.