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Servis washing machine belt slips off when on spin cycle

Why does belt keep slipping off in spin cycle, could it be belt needs replacing or something else. please help !

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  • tbessmer Mar 17, 2008

    i have a frigidaire front load washer and the belt keeps slipping off. can you please help. we took the belt to a repair shop and they told us the belt looked fine what else could it be.

  • christinepan Feb 27, 2009

    I bought a new belt for my Kenmore 417.43052200 washing machine. It continues to slip off. I also replaced the shocks because one was broken. This did not help. I paid a Sears repair man to fix my machine and it worked for one load only. I,m out of warranty and was told I'd have to pay him again to return. Any suggestions?



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You dont stated the brand and model of your machine so all I can say is yes change the belt allways when this hapend to one of my client I change the belt becouse the belt is waring off and loose its trech condition loosing flexibility and slipping out wen ist run at high velocity....good luck and rate me....

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