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Model ALW480DAW Amana Washer, replaced torn belt. Now whenh it goes into spin cycle the pulley on the motor spins clockwise, but this puts slack on the belt because the pulley on the tub raises and locks against bottom of tub. When I spin it by hand counter clockwise it moves very easily. Is it possible the motor spinning in the wrong direction? Or is there something wrong with the pulley on the tub?

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fault may be tacho on motor fallen off or round magnet that turns inside the tacho coil has become unscrewed. remove motor and check tacho. it is located at opposite end to the belt pulley

Posted on Sep 07, 2008

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SOURCE: AMANA WASHER WON'T SPIN. HOW DO I REPLACE THE BELT?

is this a whirlpool built amana? if so, its most likely a direct drive model, and when it doesn`t spin its likely a coupling between the gearcase and motor assembly...youtube has videos on how its replaced, which isn`t too complicated to do...good luck

Posted on Apr 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Washer won't spin. Belt is slipping. Tub is stuck.

The belt sounds worn out since its slipping. Change it out. Its cheap fix.

The drum brake does just what is sounds like. brakes the drum. For instance when u open the lid during a cycle and everything stops thats the drum engaging and stops the movement of teh drum. If the brake is malfunctioning two things will happen, you open the lid (assuming the safety switch is still good) or the drum will not spin at all.

Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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You should have a tensioner pully (a small wheel on a piece of spring steel) that hold the belt tight.
If that spring steel is broken or weak, then you will have to take the broken one to your local appliance repair parts shop and obtain a new one.

That should keep the belt tight and keep the drum spinning.... -Jim

Posted on Oct 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Replaced the belt on my Amana Washer Model

The belt is too tight and causing the problem.
Get the right size belt.

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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