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Hi..i have a maytag top loader washers that won't turn or spin...can hear belt squealing and smoking

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Tip machine machine back now access belt should have motor pulley, pump pulley and middle big yellow thrust bearing,, usually pump is broken

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Washer squealed, gave off black smoke in spin cycle


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I would say it is the back that comes off the best thing to do is take the belt off and take it to repair shop so they can order you the correct belt.
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