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Replacing the belt on an older Eatons Viking Washing machine.

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  • Stinkding May 26, 2008

    I can't find the model # on it anywhere. The make is an Eatons Viking. The belt # that was on there was an 4L-320. We bought that same belt, but we can't figure out how to tighten it around the idler.

  • Stinkding May 26, 2008

    I found the model #. It is 1823E-W. Serial #CB015150

  • Stinkding Jun 01, 2008

    We replaced the belt and now the thermal switch is not working. I can't find a replacement. Is it common for the switch to go?

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    Buck Whyte May 11, 2010

    Do you have the belt allready? if so Give me the model # so I can look at the layout.. I will post you a scan of the diagram if needed with the correct model #


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Sorry I checked everywhere and DO NOT have any diagrams for this model.  their are basically 2 types of tensioners.. the first is a sprung tensioner and the second is a slide tensioner. and Some have a slide bracket on the motor mount itself.. and I would bet this is the kind you have.. check the motor mount to see if there is a way to adjust the motor.. Sorry I couldnt help more

Posted on May 30, 2008

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    Buck Whyte Jun 01, 2008

    Not normally but appliances are fickle..Have you tested the switch? what state are you in? I can direct you to a parts outlet in your area. you can respond to this via email to


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