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Amana lw8252w2 changing belt

How do you get the pump apart from the motor to change the belt? I have taken off the torx screws and took out the drive pin on pulley thinking it would come apart but the shaft goes into the pump. Any help please the belt isnt broke but badly cracked and worn

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  • bigglenn Nov 29, 2008

    I already took the screws off but I didnt know if the shaft comes out of the pump I didnt want to force anything since its plastic.So the shaft should come right out of the pump? Thanks

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    cant get the pump off



  • Ready 2 snap Dec 02, 2008

    I have the same mess, I took ALL the screws out about 2 hours ago, and I can't get the pump off!!! WTF!!! I don't want to break the pump (I just paid $26 for a new belt). Is the pump supposed to just slip off, or what?

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There are 3 screws that hold the pump to the moter but sometimes it is rusted so you may need to pri it off

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1) Unplug the washer
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3) Remove two screws from the bottom of the front panel, slide the front panel down (there are 2 metal tabs that slide into slots on the top of the front panel - observe how they slide into/out of the slots). Set the panel aside.
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Steps for Replacing the Belt

Tools needed:
Nut driver or socket set.
Torex screw driver.

1. Unplug the power cord from the
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front panel.
2. Disconnect the power coupling
from the motor.
3. Disconnect the 2 hoses from the
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still contains between 1 and
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all come out.
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6. Remove the 4 bolts that hold the
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7. Turn the motor upside-down. With
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