Question about Roper RAB5232E
If the model number you posted this question under is correct, this model Roper does not have a drive belt. The washer uses a motor coupling in place of a drive belt and is known as a direct-drive system. The following link shows the drive system of your washer:
The motor coupling is listed as item 13.
Symptoms of a broken motor coupling include failure to agitate or spin accompanied by the sound of the motor running with no tub action. Just to be sure...the following link explains the symptoms of a failed motor coupling and how to diagnose the problem:
If you determine the coupler to be defective, the next link explains how to access the coupler and replace it:
The part number is included with the instructions I provided. Replacement parts (if required) can be purchased at any of the following websites:
All these sites are reputable and offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in locating and properly identifying the parts you need. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers I provided and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. The coupler is usually sold as part of their in-store inventory. The average cost of a motor coupling is about $15.
If you have any questions, or if the symptoms I describe do not match the problem you are having, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER (if different from the one listed) and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Apr 29, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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