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Changing a belt on a kenmore washing machine

I'm trying to replace a belt on my washing machine. we removed the backing
but cannot locate the belt were we where told it would be.

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  • kayla_vb Dec 02, 2008

    We have a 80 series kenmore washer, that won't spin anymore. I think it's the belt I have the washer tooken apart so I can check it out but I can't see any belt where would it be located at and is that even the problem?

  • kayla_vb Dec 02, 2008

    I cannot locate it either you'd figure it'd be in view.

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    how do I remove the back from my washer?

  • kelsirae Jan 05, 2009

    We just followed these extremely helpful directions...put it all back together... but now it is barely spinning. Did we do something wrong?



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99% of kemore washers (anything after 1950)
dont have a belt. and
the back does not come off for repair, the front does, with the removal of 2 screws

If the washer does not agitate or spin the usual cause is a plastic & rubber coupling between the motor and gearbox. replacement gearbox couplings now have a metal hub to prevent further breakage.
If this matches the problem you are trying to fix, reply & I will step by step the replacement process, its 2 screws, 2 bolts, a hammer & dowel & some time, to fix

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    AlmostBob Oct 13, 2008

    here is the details anyway

    usually it is a gearbox drive coupling, designed to break on exceptional loads
    whirlpoool 285753, parts common to whirlpool roper ge kenmore and about a dozen other brands.
    dissassembly instructions vary slightly between models

    • remove trims from ends of control panel
    • remove scres under trims
    • raise control panel and flip it over backwards
      (note: do not dislodge air tube from level selector)
    • remove brass retainer clips
      (note: position for reinstall)
    • remove lid switch connector
    • remove lid and body

    the motor and gearbox are now exposed

    • undo bolt(s) holding spring clips to pump,
    • remove spring clips holding pump to motor(note position for reinstall)
    • unto bolt(s) holding spring clips to motor
    • remove spring clips holding motor to gearbox
      (note position for reinstall)
    • there will be a plastic 3 legged 'spider' on the gearbox, and one on the motor, and a rubber ring with 6 holes that match the positions of the legs
    • remove the ring and spiders
    • take the ring and spiders to the local parts guy and get replacement,
      (Note the local parts guy will have the replacement, it is common to ge, whirlpool, roper, kenmore, new maytag, frigidaire and many others.)
    • use a piece of dowel, to hammer the center of the spider to the input shaft of the gearbox and the motor shaft,
      (note dont hit the legs they break.)
      (note: new spiders have metal center hubs, this is a common failure and the replacements have been strengthened)
    • turn gearbox shaft 1 leg up 2 legs down
    • turn motor shaft 2 legs up 1 leg down
    • insert new rubber ring over gearbox spider
    • insert motor into rubber ring

    reinstall springclips
    pump springclips
    control panel
    in reverse order to above

    gearbox coupling ~$17.00
    time ~25 minutes, but I do 3-4/month

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    AlmostBob Oct 13, 2008

    endcap & Screw

  • C_moul Jun 29, 2011

    Can you take some pics showing how to do it step by step?

  • jcguggins
    jcguggins Feb 06, 2013

    where is the coupling located?


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Can you take pictures on how to do it..

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