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My XL commercial front loader, Model MAH14PDAAW sloshes when empty, if you spin the basket by hand. Also, It's beginning to show signs of not fully spinning heavy things. They come out drippy. Is this a pump problem, most likely? Can I maybe fix it myself, I'm a bit of a mechanic but not a washing machine expert. Steve 518-755-7848

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  • stevedahlin Sep 04, 2009

    Hi, and thanks, but before I tear into it, help me with my ignorance. Why doesn't the pump empty the lower tub anyway? Is it driven by the same motor, which is slowed down by the slippage, or is the pump driven separately?




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The water probably is there and the clothes are drippy because it's not gettin to full spin speed. This is probably caused by a slipping motor belt. Here's a diagram showing your belt part 29, the motor part 31, and the pulley part 28 which drives your inner tub.

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