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Maytag mde5500aw Weak motor or belt

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    Kevin R Dec 30, 2013

    Model MDE5500AYW - drum tumbles when empty, but under a load ( wet clothes or me holding drum briefly) and the tumbling stops.

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If the motor stops when you hold it, it's the motor. If the motor still runs it's the belt or the belt tensioner is worn out.

Posted on Jan 06, 2014

  • Kevin R
    Kevin R Jan 11, 2014

    Thank you Ralph, I replaced the belt and it is working well now. Qieter and it keeps tumbling. Thank you for the tip.

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