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1963 Westinghouse Laundromat belt and bearings help please
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Post# 923708   2/25/2017 at 05:54 (478 days old) by fermdq (Hyattsville)        

Can anyone help me find spare belt and bearings for my washer above? If not original I'll take compatible ones too. Please help!
Many thanks!

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Post# 923712 , Reply# 1   2/25/2017 at 06:42 (478 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        
That was Donalds Mothers

First Automatic and still to this day her favorite of all the washers She has had.

Post# 923837 , Reply# 2   2/26/2017 at 05:50 (477 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
3 Belt WH Front Load Washer

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We diffidently have any and all of the three belts this washer uses and new bearings and seals as well, contact me.



Post# 925276 , Reply# 3   3/6/2017 at 10:47 (469 days old) by fermdq (Hyattsville)        

Thank you combo52. I'll PM you.

BTW, by the time I read your message, I did a bunch of research and found the belts & bearings dimensions and ordered them from suppliers of generic ones. The nice thing about this is that one can get any quality (e.g., kevlar belts, stainless steel bearings) or price you want.

FYI, here is the info for folks' reference.


Outside Circumference: 1193.8 mm / 47 in
Top Width: 12.7 mm / 0.5 in
Thick: 7.14 mm / 0.281 in

FHP V-belt
Outside Circumference: 1358.9 mm / 53.5 in
Top Width: 12.7 mm / 0.5 in
Thick: 7.14 mm / 0.281 in

FHP V-Belt
Outside Circumference: 1054.1 mm / 41.5 in
Top Width: 9.53 mm / 0.375 in
Thick: 5.56 mm / 0.219 in

Metric Seal

Type: 6205
Bore/Inside Diameter: 25mm
Outside Diameter: 52mm
Width: 15mm



Post# 941025 , Reply# 4   5/30/2017 at 15:22 (384 days old) by fermdq (Hyattsville)        

I was wrong with the seal dimensions above.

The correct seal dimensions are:
ID: 30 mm
HT: 10 mm
OD: 52-53 mm

On the OD, the best seal probably depends on the state of your tub's bore. The best bet always is measuring the bore with a caliper once the old seal is removed. Also, if the bore is in bad shape, you could hack it by getting a repair sleeve #99205 for the bore and go for the 52mm seal.

FYI, generic seals are usually for oil/grease. I read a post here that the angles of the lips differ for water/steam/aqueous fluids and oil/grease seals, but I'm not sure how crucial this is for such a low-duty application like washers.

Modern Viton/FKM seals last way longer than the original rubber/neoprene/nitrile ones. Moreover, Viton type GF is specifically superior for water/steam/aqueous fluids so they should be a superior option, right?

Also, seals of other heights should work too if they don't stick out over the tub's bore edge. That said, does anyone have an opinion on using multiple seals (eg., two 5mm-thick ones instead of a single 10mm)? And how about using double-spring seals rather than single-spring? I ask b/c the contact surface on the shaft in my machine is 20mm wide and there is enough room to spare in the bore between the inner bearing and the seal.



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