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Trying to fix belt

My washer stopped spinning or draining and i think it is the belt, i found the belt loosened but i can't figure out where it is supposed to go, please help!

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  • geoffrogers4 Oct 18, 2008

    we have whirlpool 5132E not spinning but pump works appears not to have a belt

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This machine does not have a belt, sounds like your coupling is broken.it will still drain with a broken coupling.

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