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Need to know how to replace belt on kenmore front loading washer

The tub will not spin water goes in but the tub will not spin so I believe the belt needs to be replaced but I am not sure how to go about it. Its a Kenmore stackable with the dryer on top. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: need to know how to replace belt on kenmore front...

If its a belt you should of smelt the belt burning.and the motor will keep spining wich you should here. try unpluging the unit and looking for a reset switch. most of the time its the clutches like on a car.

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Re: need to know how to replace belt on kenmore front...

Please first check if belt is broken? If not How old is the unit?

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