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Belt Drive Whirlpool Portable Repair
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Post# 943583   6/15/2017 at 11:29 (314 days old) by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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So I've got all the parts I need to do my repair. I've taken the cabinet off the machine and am ready! The pump, is not a problem to change...I've done that before.

The belt I got came with "threading instructions" They seem really confusing to me!

Is there a repair manual available for download? Something with pictures or step by step?

Post# 943586 , Reply# 1   6/15/2017 at 11:46 (314 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Belt Change On A WP Compact TL Washer 1973-1986

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Hi Guy, first of all does the belt really need changing, the belt on these washers usually out lasts the machine, but if it MUST be changed follow the instructions, and it does get fairly involved.


In my 40+ years of working on these machines as a Factory WP Servicer I dough we ever changed more than a dozen of these belts, unless it is burned up or missing sections the washer will not run any better with a new belt.

Post# 943588 , Reply# 2   6/15/2017 at 12:03 (314 days old) by bellalaundry (Hamilton, Canada)        

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the pump seized up and I didn't get to the machine fast enough so the belt ended up fraying.


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