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Maytag top loader washer, burning smell, I replaced belt

Same problem after replacing belt, gets stuck during agitation

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The brakes are probably stuck or the cam that releases them is damaged

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the dr
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lean the washer back .......

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Hi the problem will be the belt has become streched dont keep trying to use the machine as this will cause the motor to fail usually it is the back of the machine that will need to come off once this is off you will see how the belt comes off it is really easy to do and most people who can use spanners can do this with no problem.
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.
Make sure you get the correct make and model number as their are several different belts for this make of washer.
Let me know if you need anymore help ill be glad to help

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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HI. thanks for the question. well, not good news for you. the transmission has failed. has broken a gear inside. very costly .suggest buying new. A roper washer. good price. good washer. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer thanks.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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Hi the problem will be the belt has become streched dont keep trying to use the machine as this will cause the motor to fail usually it is the back of the machine that will need to come off once this is off you will see how the belt comes off it is really easy to do and most people who can use spanners can do this with no problem.
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Let me know if you need anymore help ill be glad to help

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The brakes are probably stuck or the cam that releases them is damaged

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