The washer was making the (apparently) usual noise in the spin cycle before there was this burning plastic smell and the drum stopped spinning. The motor kept running, however, until the end of the cycle.
Disassembly revealed that the pulley wheel had fallen off. (I identified the part on the Maytag website)
How do I replace it?
What else should I replace in the process?
No apparent leaks. Motor appears to run properly.
Less than 3 years old... repair or replace it???
WHICH PULLEY FELL OFF YOU HAVE 3 OF THEM ONE IS A "IDLER PULLEY FOR DRIVE BELT" ANOTHER IS "PLASTIC HELIX, TRANSMISSION DRIVE PULLEY" AND LASTLY IS "PULLEY FOR TRANSMISSION DRIVE" GO TO www.repairclinic.com ENTER MODEL NUMBER AND SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE RED 100 CLICK IT AND LOOK FOR PARTS 550204, 889619, AND 889618. YOU MAY HAVE TO WORK ON THIS FROM THE BOTTOM TO GET TO THE PULLEY. IF YOU HAVE A MECHANICALLY INCLINED FRIEND, IMPLORE HIM OR HER TO HELP YOU UNLESS YOU CAN GET THE TUB OUT AND WORK YOUR WAY DOWN
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The Maytag Neptune washer has 2 bearings seperated by a spacer pressed into the rear of the outer tub. The shaft from the inner basket support goes through a seal ten the 2 bearings where it attaches to the drive pulley. A small leak in the seal will cause the bearings to fail. The regular repair is expensive for both parts and labor as the outer tub has to be replaced. You can check around your area for a service company equipped to replace only the bearings rather than the tub.
if it's making a noise then either your drain pump bearing is going out or your thrust bearing is going out (assuming the noise happens in both spin and wash). Tip the washer backwards so that you can get underneath of it. Take the belt off and spin the pump pulley on the right side. This should spin effortlessly.
The middle pulley is the trustbearing pulley. Spin this--- one direction it should have a little bit of resistance--- the other should have more resistance
I POSTED YOU ALREADY DISREGARD THAT POST AND FOR THIS PULLEY I WOULD SAY REMOVE THE FRONT ACCESS COVER WHICH I PRESUNE YOU HAVE, TO SEE WHAT IT WAS. THIS PULLEY LOOKS LIKE IT JUST SITS ON A LEVER WHERE THE BELT ROUTE IS AND I SUGGEST YOU ALSO CHANGE THE IDLER PULLET LEVER SPRING AND THE BELT WHILE YOU ARE CHANGING THESE OUT.
First, check the belt (located in the bottom of the unit) and if it shows signs of wear (black dust) and shiny sides on belt and black marks on the motor, transmission, and water pump pulleys - replace the belt. The motor is spring loaded and acts as the tensioner up to a point of too much wear on the belt. You will need to tilt the washer about 45 degrees and prop it to keep it from going all the way over (just makes it more difficult to right it later). Pop the belt off by rotating it while pulling the belt off the edge of the transmission (larger) pulley. Again, the motor pulley is spring loaded and will flex appropriately. Reverse the process with installation of a new (exact replacement part number). If this doesn't fix the problem, you may have to call the Maytag Repairman. They would have replaced the belt anyway and would probably charge $50 + for the belt and installation.
My Maytag Performa was making the loud squealing noise. I changed out the water pump/bearing, took care of the problem.
Putting a new belt on just help burn up the bearing (they needed replacing) and probably ruined the new belt. Probably seized the water pump bearing and the belt jumped and broke the motor pully. A washing machine motor is very strong, when that h20 pump bearing seized (or possibly some bearings jamed up) the motor kept on turning that belt and the plastic pully gave in. You'll need to replace that also. If the h20 pumb bearing is turning freely, likely the bearings jammed up but or now loose. That bearing should be tight, no slack or play in it. You can probably wobble the pully on it all around while turning it. The slightest slack is too much.
the pully is the drain pump they can go bad or may have somthing in it, pump is not bad to replace part us usually 40 -60$ , you could burn belt up and be forced to replace it also, but if you replace pump would not be a bad idea anyway belts are 20-30 $
I have a model sav2655aww maytag washer. And it needs a new belt but I dont know how to replace it! Can the pump be removed with out removeing the motor ? Also the tub keeps going off center whats with that ?
Travioso, there was two service flashes out on this model concerning the seal and bearing which means they had an issue with this washer. The howling noise you are hearing is the bearing and will need the new designed triple seal and bearing kit. This should be covered under your warranty, I believe it is 5 years. The numbers for the service flashes are TDL-0048A-B. Call Maytag and inquire about these service flashes, these should be covered. Catriver.