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Belt spins but tub won't somtimes during spin cycle

Maytag mav6057wwa model washer has exposed belt under unit. belt will spin but tub will not some of the time. problem comes and goes

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Worth going at this a bit at a time.

First look at the routing of the belt. What keeps it tight? has anything that ought to be keeping it tight worked loose?

Now take the belt off and spin the tub by hand. Does it move freely? Does it make any funny noises? Does the motion feel lumpy or gritty? This will help you decide whether you have a bearing problem or an old sock that's got where it shouldn't have.

If either of these tests hints at a problem, investigate further and fix it.

Then, regardless of whether you found or fixed anything, fit a new belt. Quite often the problem is just that as they get old, they stretch and then don't grip so tightly - and if it has been slipping because something else was loose or stuck, the heat generated will since have made it stretch anyway.

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Posted on May 29, 2009

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Three possibilitys

the easier: belt not spanned enough. there should be a spanning possibility, usualy using the motor fitting

teh medium: belt worn out. needs replacement.

the difficult: it might also be that the tub bearings are worn. need replacement then.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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