GE recommended to use the special belt install tool (part number AP3968441
) but you can try to install the belt without this tool.
Center the belt on the drive pulley and secure tightly with a wire tie on the left side.
Center the belt on the motor shaft grooves and slowly turn the drive pulley CW. Continue rotating drive pulley until the belt is fully engaged.
Remove the wire tie.
The belt install tool comes with the instructions.
- The part number for the belt is AP4303450
The new belt will be slightly smaller than the drive pulley but it will stretch to the diameter of the pulley over time.