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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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