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I believe this model has a belt and I was hoping for tips on how to change it

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you have not said what type of machine you have, so i will do my best to give fairly universal instructions for the 3 main layouts.

first switch off and unplug the machine and disconnect water and waste pipes.

if it is a front loading machine, you will first have to remove the top of the machine. this is usually held on by two or three screws at the back of the machine. the lid should push back and lift off.
hopefully you will see the motor mounted on the top corner at the back of the drum. this is the most common and easiest setup.
if the motor is underneath, or if it is a top loading machine, you will have to turn the on to its back or side to access the motor underneath.

in all cases, the motor is usually held on with 2 bolts. one of which should be in a slot to allow you to move the motor nearer or further away from the drum. loosen these 2 bolts and push the motor towards the drum. locate the new belt on the motor and around the pulley on the back (or bottom) of the drum and pull the motor away from the drum to tension the belt and tighten the bolts. as a general rule, you should be able to deflect the belt by 1/4 to 1/2 inch at the mid point between the motor and drum pulleys.
ensure the bolts are tightened fully and replace the lid if needed.
reconnect pipes and plug in.

if you want to send in the type and make and model of your machine, i can trry to give more specific instructions, but you should be able to change most belts using the above guide.

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