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How to remove back panel so I can replace belt?

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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

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Aug 25, 2010

    I apologize for the formatting errors. Re-posting comments here:


    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:

    http://www.fixya.com/support/r3965207-wh...


    If the link does not work, cut and paste to your web browser.


    I have included 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.


    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.

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