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Washer gets unbalanced

We just replaced the belt. Is there supposed to be a pulley that I can move back and forth?

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To stop the squeaking noise you need to re balance the washer. Get a level and set it on the center of the washer and the use the adjustable screws on the bottom of the washer to balance the washer exactly. This should re balance and stop the sound. Usually any belt that you can replace on a washer cannot be tightened using a pulley that I am aware of. Good Luck!

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Hi The washer will not spin at all. Thanks


Washer Does Not Spin

If your washer doesn't spin, check to see if the clothes have jammed or are unbalanced in the drum before calling a repairperson. Unbalanced clothes will also cause a washer to shudder or "walk." If straightening out the load doesn't stop the washer from shaking, look at the feet underneath and be sure they are properly adjusted to keep the washer sitting level on the floor (you just turn them to move them up or down).
or try to follow this instruction

1. Open the lid and reposition the clothes. Close the lid and retry. The washer may not spin at all if the tub is unbalanced.

2. Examine the lid switch for wear. Replace a worn lid switch by first using a screwdriver to remove the top of the machine. Remove the cabinet holding the old switch in place by unscrewing the two console screws, tilting the console back, removing cabinet clips, and unlocking the lid switch block. Unscrew the mounting screws, and disconnect the ground wires before removing the old switch. Insert the new switch in it's place.

3. Look for excessive glazing or cracks on the sides of the belt. If these signs appear, remove the old belt by tipping the washing machine over on it's side, and unscrew the clamps securing the pump coupling with a screwdriver. Place the new belt over the transmission pulley, and then over the motor pulley's nearest edge, slowly turning the motor pulley to pull the belt around and into the pulley.

4. Replace the washer's motor by firmly grasping on the metal slip-on connectors holding the wires in place, allowing you to pull the connectors apart. Use a screwdriver to unscrew all of the screws holding the motor in place, and remove the old motor. Insert the new motor in its place. Secure the new motor to the machine with screws, and reconnect the motor's wiring harness.

5. Replace the washer's pump by removing the service panel on the back of the machine with a screwdriver and disconnecting the washing machine drain line and the rubber pump outlet hose. Remove the fasteners holding the pump to the bottom of the machine, along with the drive belt from the pulley below the pump. Replace the old pump with a new one, and reinstall the drive belt back on the pulley, reinsert the fasteners and reconnect the rubber pump inlet and discharge lines.

May this help your problem.

Thanks good day!

Sep 12, 2011 | Kenmore 44102 Front Load Washer

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Washer suddenly stopped agitating, spinning and wont drain water


Hello, there are few things that will typically cause these: One is that the belt is too tight; there should be a lot of loose play on both of the belt on these machine or the roller. It could simply be a worn belt .
Check the drive pulley: The motor or the transmission pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so replace the pulley.
Agitator: The inside of the agitator where the transmission shaft attaches can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotate back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly, If these happens you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.
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Jun 12, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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An off balanced load doesn't spin right and washer jumps across the floor. Is there a belt that controls this problem?


no the belt if you have one alot of newer washers do not have belts, but if yours does, the belt moves a pulley witch moves your tub, could be a spring , shock or strut . make sure the washer is leveled. (that it doesnt rock back and forth)

Sep 19, 2009 | Maytag Washing Machines

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How to replace belt by motor


To replace a washer belt, remove power, remove back panel. On the left side is the motor, clutch, pump and belt. The pump is driven by a coupler clamped to the pump and clutch assembly. Loosen one of these clamps enough to move the coupler away so the old belt can be slipped past the coupler and also to facilitate the new belt to be installed. The belt runs in a pulley built into the top of the clutch assembly and can be "run" onto the transmission pulley very easily. To adjust the belt tension, pull out the washer, tilt it back against the wall......there are 3 nuts and bolts holding the motor assembly to the bottom frame, loosen these nuts off, the holes on the motor bracket are oval shaped so the motor assembly can be moved back and forth. You can move motor to tighten or loosen the belt, just make the belt fairly snug and don't over tighten it.

May 03, 2009 | Washing Machines

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CHANGING A BELT ON AMANA MODEL # ALW990EAW/PALW990EAW


To replace a washer belt, remove power, remove back panel. On the left side is the motor, clutch, pump and belt. The pump is driven by a coupler clamped to the pump and clutch assembly. Loosen one of these clamps enough to move the coupler away so the old belt can be slipped past the coupler and also to facilitate the new belt to be installed. The belt runs in a pulley built into the top of the clutch assembly and can be "run" onto the transmission pulley very easily. To adjust the belt tension, pull out the washer, tilt it back against the wall......there are 3 nuts and bolts holding the motor assembly to the bottom frame, loosen these nuts off, the holes on the motor bracket are oval shaped so the motor assembly can be moved back and forth. You can move motor to tighten or loosen the belt, just make the belt fairly snug and don't over tighten it.

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Washer won't spin or agitate


It doesn't agitate If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Belts
Clutch
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Transmission
Agitator
Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and 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. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.

Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

Clutch If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.

Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.

Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems:

  • Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.


  • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.


If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

It's noisy Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.

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Washing Machine Shaft Wont Move


If your washer doesn't agitate, check these:

Lid switch
Motor coupler
Belts
Clutch
Drive motor
Drive pulleys
Transmission
Agitator
Lid switch If the lid switch is defective, the washing machine may not agitate or function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.

Motor coupler Many washers produced by Whirlpool® use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and 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. If this happens, you need to completely replace it.

Belts Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)

Clutch If your washer was made by GE®, it may use a clutch for agitating the clothes. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the washer from agitating well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.

Drive motor Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.

Drive pulleys The motor or transmission drive pulley may be worn and unable to turn the drive belt. If so, replace the pulley.

Transmission The transmission could have either of these problems:

  • Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may not agitate properly or at all.


  • The transmission may have a worn or broken gear, or some other internal problem.


If you suspect a transmission problem, you may have to call a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.

Agitator The inside of the agitator--where the transmission shaft attaches--can become worn, and strip out the spline that allows the agitator to properly grip the shaft. Then the transmission shaft rotates back and forth as it should, but the agitator doesn't move properly. If this happens, you may need to replace the agitator and/or the transmission spline.

It's noisy Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.

Dec 08, 2008 | Amana 3.2 cu. ft. Top-Load Washer

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Hoover 200 m unbalanced and noisy on spin cycle can't balance it


hi The drive belt (or belts) of a washing machine may become worn or damaged, causing noisy operation or stopping the washer entirely. A damaged drive belt is easy to replace. Remove the back panel of the washer to gain access to the belt. To remove the belt:
Step 1: Loosen the bolt on the motor bracket and move the motor to put slack in the belt.
Step 2: Remove the old belt and stretch a new one into place on the pulleys.
Step 3: To put tension on the new belt, use a hammer handle or a short pry bar to push the motor into position while you tighten the bolt in the adjustable bracket. The belt should have about 1/2 inch deflection when you press on it at the center point, midway between the pulleys. If the belt is too loose, it will slip on the pulleys, causing the machine to malfunction. If the belt is too tight, it will wear very quickly and will probably become so hot that it will start to smoke or smell.
Loose pulleys can also cause problems. Most pulleys are fastened to shafts with setscrews around the hub of the pulley. These screws must be tight or else the pulley or belt will slip. The resulting malfunction may seem to be caused by a faulty motor, but it can be corrected by tightening the pulleys and adjusting the belt. For this reason, always check the belts and pulleys before working on the motor.

Sep 13, 2008 | Washing Machines

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Washer belt


To replace the belt on your Amana washer, pull the unit forward then tilt the top of it back to about a 45 degree angle. Once you get the right angle, the unit will rest against the wall behind it instead of falling forward. Take your new belt (availble through local appliance parts stores or on line from the manufactures web site) and first put it in the track around the large pulley, then the track on the smaller pulley on the right. Lastly, the pulley on your left should be moveable. Move the final pulley so that you can get the belt over it. It will then move back to a tensioning position.

May 14, 2008 | Amana NAV5800A Top Load Washer

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Washer won't spin


Could be a worn belt,
Empty the machine and tilt backwards, you may need some help to do this.
Remove the belt and check, some times these appear OK but may have stretched.
Chech the agitator pully, try to rotate, will only move in one direction, see agitator moving as you do, get the person helping you to see this.
Check the motor moves freely on the tensioner, motor will appear to move 2".
Fit a new belt and try.

Apr 16, 2008 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

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