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LfAT 500 ABL won't spin. I need a schematic drawing. Motot coupler or belt.

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Hi from retired Englishman in SW France,

Sorry but this forum does not supply any manuals direct; it's just made up of ordinary guys and gals, probably at home and from all over the world, with experience of addressing problems and giving guidance for free on the web ;-0)

You will need to type into your search engine/web browser '(make) washer schematic manual' and you may be presented with a number of sources from which you can either download for free or have to pay a nominal amount. During the process you will be asked for the actual model number!
If no success you may have to try the manufacturer's web site direct. You may find, however, that it will supply only to service engineers- but good luck anyway.
John C.

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  • If it isn't spinning--and your machine was produced by Whirlpool®--you may have a broken coupler. Many Whirlpool-made washers use a small, relatively inexpensive device called a motor coupling. This plastic-and-rubber component is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. When that happens, you need to replace it completely.


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