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How do you replace the belt on stacked washer?

Though I am a chick, I love doing repairs myself. Can I do this myself or is this one for the pros? I imagine you can get to it from the front or back & not have to tip it!! Thanks.
My part# is 134051000

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Hello elizabethdas,
Welcome to Fixya,
I'm Huuum,

You said, Though I am a chick, I love doing repairs myself. Can I do this myself or is this one for the pros? I imagine you can get to it from the front or back & not have to tip it!! Thanks. My part# is 134051000

I have a repair and parts site here below for you!

1. Scroll down to page # 2 on the left side and click it open .
Then in the upper right of each diagram it says,Open This Diagram in a New Window Click it!!
There you will see how to open the machine.

2. Go to page #5 on the left side and click on it to see the belt and parts location.

The belt cost only $11.05 plus shipping!

F28 134511600 V-Belt Goodyear In-Stock $ 11.05

I believe I solved your questions 100%
Let me know how it goes!

Thank You,
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Posted on Oct 21, 2008


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