Question about Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer
If the model number is correct, you CANNOT remove the back panel on these washers and they DO NOT have drive belts. Roper is manufactured by Whirlpool. These washers use a motor coupling in place of a drive belt and are known as direct-drive systems. The entire external cabinet comes off in order to access the interior of the washer. The steps required to remove the cabinet are not difficult. If you are having problems with the washer spinning, or agitating, the following link explains how to diagnose the problem:<br /> <br /> <br /> <a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.fixya.com/support/r3965207-whirlpool_top_loader_no_spin_problem">http://www.fixya.com/support/r3965207-whirlpool_top_loader_no_spin_problem</a><br /> <br /> <br /> I have inlcuded follow-on links that explain how to access and replace each component, if necessary. I have also included on line parts resources that you can use as well. If you do not wish to order parts on line, use the part numbers from the Sears website and go to your nearest appliance parts retailer. These are common components they should have as part of their in-store inventory.<br /> <br /> If you have any questions, or if your model washer differs from the one you posted this question under, please post back with your complete MODEL NUMBER and let me know. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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Disconnect the power source from the dryer. You can unplug from the wall outlet, remove the fuse from the fuse box or flip the breaker in the panel box.
Pull off the front panel of the dryer. Remove the screw in each corner at the bottom of the dryer's front panel. Lift up the front panel until the two clips at the top disengage. Remove the two screws that are found beneath it at the corners to remove the cabinet top.
Remove the belt by releasing the tension applied by the movable idler pulley wheel. The belt loops over the drum, under the idler pulley wheel and then around the motor's drive pulley.
Discard the used belt. It is fine to just throw it in the trash.
Install the new belt by pushing in on the idler pulley arm. Make sure the new belt is placed flat along the exterior of the drum.
Replace the screws back into the dryer's front panel. Screw them in tightly so that the panel will not fall off or jiggle loose.
Reconnect the power source back to your dryer. Either plug it back in or flip the switch in the breaker box.
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