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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Remove the bottom kick plate. Remove 4 big bolts and unplug the motor. Move the motor assembly to a work bench. You need a T-20 torx driver to remove the pump screws and remember the rear pump leg goes between the belt. I have your Amana washer repair manual HERE
Not removed but part of it has to be taken apart. It uses a special tool - Torx Socket. I have done it in just a few min - took the spacer out of the mount and put the belt on - did not have to raise the motor to reassemble!
I just did this today. You have to remove the motor. first start by removing the two hoses then remove the four 1/2 inch bolts that hold the motor/pump assembly. the wires are clippes to a bracket, pry that off removr the whole motor assemly with the bracket by pushing on the tub to manipulate it out. Then remove the three #25 torx screws that hold the pump to motor, remove the pump then route the belt onto the pulley around the inside pump mount put the motor back on the reinstall it the way you took it off. its not that bad (for the first time ever working on a wash machine). I hope you dont have the problem I do, the belt slips in the spin mode - that is probably why the belt failed in the first place I am still trying to find a solution to that. if you just have a failed belt, you will be just fine.
I have a similar amana top load washer and just changed the belt. Here are the steps I used to change the belt:
1) Unplug the washer
2) Slide the washer away from the wall about 12"
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.
4) Remove the electrical connector (upper left of motor). Press down on the top of the plastic connector - this will undo the catch hook holding the connection in place). Observe how the belt is routed before proceeding.
5) Remove 4 bolts holding the motor in place. You can remove the motor - even with the water pump and hoses in place - they will flex.
6) Remove the water pump from the motor. There are 3 torx - head screws to remove. Note: You will need a star shaped (torx) head driver (Looks like a screwdriver but with a "star" head on it. The one I used measured just under 3/16 in diameter.
7) carefully remove the water pump. - remove the old belt from main pulley under washer drum and also from the water pump. Insert the new belt - be sure to put the tension pulley on the outside of the belt.
8) Reinstall the water pump to the motor. Reinstall the motor. Route the belt correctly in the water pump body area first - them slide the belt around the left side of the main drum pulley - rotate the pulley counter-clockwise and the pulley will tug the belt onto the pulley. Once in place - check bolts and belt - then reattach the electrical connector (remember to press the plastic lever on top of the plastic connector before sliding it in place). Reattach front panel - slide the top of the panel onto the metal tabs - then attach screws at the bottom.
Take off front of machine- 2 screws bottom sides. You need to take the bolts out of the motor brackets (4) and it would help if you drained all of the water out of the water pump so you can take the hoses off. Release the spring pressure on the idler pulley and unclip the motor plug on the side of the motor near the top. Now you should be able to pull the motor out and gain access to the three torx screws on the bottom of the pump. Make a note of how the pump sits on the bottom of the motor and how the belt is routed through the legs of the pump and around the pulleys. Reverse the procedure and reassemble. Don't forget to re-apply the spring pressure to the idler pulley. The motor drive pulley should be clean, shiny, and smooth. If not the belt won't slip like it should and will burn up when the washer spins. It has to slip untill all of the water is out of the tub before it spins up to full speed. Found this- and I'm gonna try it.
remove the 4 bolts holding motor to tub and frame remove wire harness from motor remove pump hoses turn assembly upside down 3 torx screws hold pump to motor note routing of old belt around idler pulley and pump studs reinstall in reverse
No. The motor and pump assembly need to come off. There is 4 1/2 inch bolts that hold this assembly to the main mechanism. 2 on top and 2 on bottom. Work belt off bottom pulley on transmission and then remove these bolts. Turn motor over and remove 3 torx screws holding pump to motor. Install new belt then reinstall pump with 3 screws. Reinstall assemblt to mech. Pu top 2 screws in first then bottom 2. Be sure belt goes on left side of black plastic idler pulley. Work belt around transmission pulley. You can press on opposite end of idler pulley arm to loosen belt tension. Make sure belt is on all pulleys before testing.
to change the belt you need to remove the pump attatched to the motor. the pump is held on by either spring clamps or in older models, torx (star) screws. I believe the size for the torx screws is #20. slip the belt over the motor pulley and around the tension pulley and finally around the transmission. reinstall the pump and you're good to go.