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Belt Keeps Breaking

The belt on my stackable washer/dryer combo keeps wearing down and eventually breaking. I replace the belt about once a month. What could be causing the belt to wear down so quickly?

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Re: Belt Keeps Breaking - Kenmore 98702 Stacked Washer/Dryer Washing Machines

Maybe it cause a too tied belt.

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Re: Belt Keeps Breaking

Check that the new belt corresponds to your model. If it is ok, maybe there is problem with pulley itself or you need new bearings.
Check and replace if necessary.

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