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Can't find a replacement belt for my E State washing machine.

I was told that they no longer make washing machines w/ belts so it would be nearly impossible to find a replacement.... go to an auto part store and see if they had a belt about the same size. The smallest belt they had in the store was too big so what do i do now?

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    steve May 11, 2010

    Your Estate washing machine does not have a belt.

    What is the problem with the washer?

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They still make washers with belts, Maytag and ge. Get the model and go to www.repairclinic.com to order it.

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