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How do you get the back off of an old Whirlpool washing machine? My washer won't spin so I think it needs a belt but I can't even look because I can't get the back off of the machine. I also can't find the model number. It only says Whirlpool and Heavy Duty.

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The back does not come off. You lift the case off of these. The model number should be either on the back of control panel or lift the lid and look around the inside lip of the opening. To get inside the machine:
There is a screw on each end of the control panel. Pull the panel forward while lifting and it will pivot back out of the way. Then there is a clip on each back corner, un-clip them and unplug the wire in the middle. Grab the inside of the opening on each side and lift up and forward. This takes the case off. This machine has no belts. It's a direct drive, meaning it has a coupler. Look behind the motor and there will be a black rubber piece. This is part of the coupler. To get it off, un-clip the pump, take screws out of the clips on the motor. Then un-clip the motor. The piece attached to the motor is the coupling. There is another piece still attached to the transmission. Replace the coupler and it will fix the problem.
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There are several reasons that a washing machine won't drain or spin. The cause could be something as easy as a clog or something difficult that will need a licensed repairman. Start with the simplest possible cause and work
down to the more difficult causes.

BELOW ARE TOOLS AND INSTRUCTION THAT WILL HELP IN SOLVING THE PROBLEM.

1 A washing machine won't spin if the water can't drain. Check hoses for any kinks or clogs that may prevent the water from draining. If a hose has kinks, try to straighten out the kinked hose. If it can't be straighten sufficiently, replace the hose. If hoses are not kinked, check for clogged hoses. This can be done by using the screwdrivers to remove the hoses and looking for clogs or running a water hose through the clogged hose to remove the clog. Use the rags and bucket to clean up the water that comes out of the hoses when they are disconnected. Once the clog is cleared, put the drain hose back into place. The washer should drain and spin now if a clogged or kinked hose was the problem.

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There are several reasons why a washing machine won't drain or spin. The cause could be something as easy as a clog or something difficult that will need a licensed repairman. Start with the simplest possible cause and work down to the more difficult causes.

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