Question about Washing Machines
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I`ll start with stating you`re on the right track. The only thing you need to do to proceed is to access the machine from the back panel because it sounds like the belt has either spun off or broken.
Once you have the back panel off you`ll be able to observe if the belt is indeed broke or not. If so replace it by putting the belt on the motor pulley first and then spin it onto the larger drum pulley similar to installing a bicycle chain, starting at a point and spin the pulley until it is on...watch you don`t pinch your fingers, ouch !
If you need a belt most brick and mortar parts stores will have them or any number of on-line vendors such as "searspartsdirect.com" "repairclinic.com" etc. You will just need to provide your complete model number, located on a white tag at the door opening to the cabinet.
If the belt has indeed just spun off insure the tub pulley is not loose in any way, hence causing the belt to "wabble" off as it spins.
Let me know what you find and if you require further assistance.
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Posted on Jul 08, 2010
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