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Where do i buy a new belt?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
could be a stuck gear box. burning rubber smell is coming from the belt sliding .
or the belt is just loose and can not turn the drum to spin it.
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Posted on Oct 11, 2008
Okay, here's the best I can do from this distance.
The combo unit is on a 30-amp, 220-volt circuit. One cord supplies both washer and dryer.
The breaker does not trip until the washer motor starts running simultaneous with the dryer drying.
My guess is that (if the combo unit is connected correclty to the one supply cord) the dryer motor runs off the 110 volt supplied by the red/white wires & the washer motor runs off the other 110 volt leg, black/white (could be vice-versa, but that's irrelevant).
The dryer heating element runs off the 220 volt supplied by the red/black wires.
There are two most likely causes (but not the only possibilities):
- The breaker is bad -- could just be oxidation on the breaker contacts in the bteaker box -- I havae seen this conditon -- small amounts of oxidation can cause the breaker to overheat and trip -- of course, the more current the load draws the hotter the breaker gets.
- One of the motors (washer or dryer) is beginnig to fail (windings beginning to short) and drawing more than rated current which is overloading the breaker.
Checking thes two theories requires some not-so-standard equipment, and some more-than-handyman expertise. And if neither of these theories pans out, the troubleshooting gets more complicated.
So, to address your original question, "Can I fix it myself, or should I hire someone?, I would say you should hire someone. This wirite-up may give them a head start.
Let me know if you have any questions.
A third possibility (only possible if this tripping condition ahs existed from the beginnig of the w/d installation) is that the power cord is connected to the unit such that both motors are powered by the same 110 volt leg. Not being there to assess this, I can't say how likely this is, but it's a long shot for sure.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
SOURCE: I have a Kenmore laundry
please go to the attached link, there is a picture of the part that causes this problem as well as the belt, there is also a link to the factory repair manual that explains how to install the belt and pulley in a Kenmore stacked laundry center, the file is large so once you click the link at the bottom of the part picture give it a few min's to load the pdf file of the repair manual, it is free.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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Hello Philip, I appreciate your inquiry!
Based off the information you have provided you need help with replacing the belt on your Frigidaire laundry center. In order to access the pulley you would need to disassemble the laundry center. I would recommend seeking assistance from a professional technician for proper disassembly of your laundry center. Incorrect disassembly could cause personal harm or future issues within the laundry center. Best of luck! -Matt
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