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Old 12-12-2008, 03:04 PM
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Model Number: la7800xpn1   Brand: Whirlpool   Age: More than 10 years   

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this washer apperas to be very old it came with the house we recently bought &my wife likes it a lot today i had to replace the belt (same size as old one)what a job to replace it had to pull gear case to get new one on put every thing back &now it wont spin every thing else seems to work fine what did i do wrong?
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Wally,

It is very hard to say what you did wrong besides you did not have to pull the gear case. Where did you get the new belt? Is it original? It has to be original.

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thank you for your response. i got the belt from an auto supply it was the same size as the old belt (1/2x471/2) after looking at the mach. i didnt see any way other way to install the belt also i had a friend come over and he came to the same conclusion we are not appliance repairmen but we do work with tool sand could not see any other way. also this morning i turned the mach. over to look at it and found a small steel ball like a ball bearing it was not shiny and did look used but not sure.this model no. does not come up anywhere must be to old . why does the belt have to be original. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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You need the original belt 95405. Also, loosten tranny bolts, pull the tranny down, and insert the steel ball in the plastic spindle bearing slot just above the top of the tranny. Withoput this bearing, the basket will never spin.
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thank you much. will give that a try

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Check the pump pulley to see if its seized
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