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Belt broke on whirlpool automatic washer. model #LFA5700. How do you install new belt? Do you have to lower the motor to get belt back on track?

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Usually belt pack will have a diagram explaing how to install belt you must love that old washer last belt drive washer from whirlpool was made in 1986..motor doesn't have to lowered but geearcase does but not all the way down have to remove all braces gearcase bolt with spacer is removed all the way other 2 are loosened enough to get the 95405 belt through the various twist and turns necessary

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I have a whirlpool washing machine. After taking the back panel off, we saw the belt had come off. each time we put the belt back on and start the machine it works its way off again. how do we get it to...


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Older top load washers use a belt to drive to transfer the energy from motor to drum. However, if the belt slips, stretches, or breaks, it can cause friction and a burning smell, most likely a burning "rubber" smell. The belt is located either from the back access panel or from the underside of the washer. The solution is to replace the belt with a new one. To replace the belt you can open the back lid of the washer
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I need to change the belt. Old one broke. Have new one and need to know how to install it. we have no manual. Need a diagram. Please help running out of clean closes....Thank you


First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.


If you're sure that you have a model that uses a belt, see the following:

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=144

Most recent top load Whirlpool / Kenmore washers don't use a belt. They use a Motor Coupler between the motor and transmission. If yours is one of these, see the following.:

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=135

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i am sending you this breakdown, perhaps will help you to see if there is anything else broken or if you are missing a step in you installation of the belt. hope this helps.250

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1. Look and find the pulley tensioner of your
washer, and loosen it up. This is a bolt holding
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2. When it is loose, you just put the belt back on the
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What does F11 code mean?


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Hi ya,


Replacing the belt on some whirlpool Washing machines.

remove lower access panel. remove the 3 screws securing the pump and remove pump from motor shaft. The pump should drop low enough that you will not need to remove the pump hoses. Once the pump is removed, the belt can be installed around the motor pulley and idler. Replace pump.


Web site and schematics below. You can open them into the whole window and buy parts there too!
thank you Huuum
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Hello ctwconstruct
Welcome


You said, the belt on the washer broke it is a whirlpool GHW9400PL4 you have the back off and do not see how to tension the belt

At this site you will find all the diagrams on the left side of this page which you can scroll down on and click the one you want to see enlarged .

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=504601

Happy to help you.
let me know how you do!
Huuum,
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