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Belt burnt up in amana alw430raw top load washing machine and need instructions to replace Is the belt burning up the sign of a different problem. Where can I purchase the belt

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this is a easy job for a tech but a hard one to regular people have to remove the transmition and thats is by removing a nut in the tub, so better call a tech and pay for it, is not to espensive repair at least in my area...good luck

Posted on Aug 07, 2006

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SOURCE: amana dlw330 washer belt urned & broke again

Had the same problem on a machine I worked on. Changed the belt... was burnt and broken. Second time I replaced the belt, I ran it through all of the cycles and listened to it on SPIN cycle.. Although it's spinning.. it's making an extremely LOUD noise... It's the Spin bearing that is gone out. When a load is put in, and in spin cycle, the bearing is oveloaded..(being dry).. and putting extreme pressure on the motor and belt. When the drum reaches a point where the bearing just won't spin, the belt stops, and spins on the motor pulley, wearing it through.. (And smoking a great deal).. until it breaks.. again. I believe the top "Spin bearing" is about 75.00 or so.. and a BEAR to replace. Hope this helps

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: amana AL480DAW- burnt smell, smoke, still fills then dicharges

You are right on about the belt. If the tub every gets jammed by a full load and has trouble turning, the drive belt can get heated up ( kind of like spinning tires on the road...you get a smell and everything still works).
I would suggest pulling the front cover to expose the belts...look underneath. There are usually two one for the drive and one for the pump. I'd replace them both... with extreme heat, it can change the belt enough that it won't operate correctly with bigger loads.
K

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

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SOURCE: washing machine just stopped and a burnt smell

This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.


The first thing to check with a top load, direct drive washer is the "motor coupling" that transmits power from the motor to the transmission.

This is a three part, fail safe unit that is designed to break if the transmission jams for whatever reason.

See the following for how to access and check the coupler.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r385250-replacing_motor_coupling_kenmore_top

Here is another illustrated example of how to remove the cabinet, pump and motor in order to check the coupler.

http://www.american-appliance.com/catalog/newsdesk_info.php?newsPath=16&newsdesk_id=137

Following is the Whirlpool / Kenore PDF on how top load direct drive washers work with a troubleshooting section.

https://secured.whirlpool.com/Service/SrvTechAdm.nsf/2cd44500d572193285256a45004fd9d6/f7e2147fa98b28cf85257122007475cb/$FILE/L-55.pdf


Beyond that, an actual model number such as 110.####### would help to diagnose the problem.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: The washing machine belt will move to agitate, but

open rear cover , see if belt slips. then remove belt and rotate empty drum if its jam than drum bearings need to change. if drum is free then belt might be loose and needs replacement.

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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How to replace drive belt


Nothing could be simpler. No tools needed. Tip the washer on it's back and ease the belt back on there. c5b917f.jpg
Before you mount another belt on there you need to check the pump for stiffness. On these washers the pump sometimes locks up and burns a belt up.

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Install belt on Amana top load washing machine


Use the correct sized belt!!

Loosen the Motor mounting Bolts. ( Do not take it off ) Now the motor assembly can be moved towards the opposite large pulley.

Replace the belt in this position and slide the motor to it's original position. You adjust it in such away so that, the belt is not too tight or loose!

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HOW HARD IS IT TO REPLACE THE BELT ON A AMANA ALW430RAW WASHER


that belt replacement requires some effort but you can do it with a little patience. then you will have your reward plus your washer will be fixed. you'll need a torx head screw driver ( if u don't have one they sell them at the hardware store) and a 1/2 inch socket. it requires removing motor pump assembly from washer and then removing pump from motor. it will take you a while. it's not as hard as it looks. good luck.

Jan 29, 2010 | Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer

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MOTOR SMELLS OF BURNT MOTOR WINDINGS. iS IT NORMAL


No, the pump works while spinning. The burnt smell is probably the belt, especially if your wife saw smoke. Did she put a big load in it at the time?

The belt will slip until the tub catches up with the motor. If there is a heavy load, it can burn the belt up. I would replace it. Make sure the idler pulley on the motor moves freely also.

http://www.partselect.com/MultiModels.aspx?ModelNum=ALW480DA&searchTerm=&RefineSearch=0

Jan 22, 2010 | Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer

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Washer will no longer spin - was making loud noise then started stinking as though a belt was burning and now won't spin at all? Is there a belt I can replace?


usually when the belt burns on a maytag it's a sign that a pump, motor or trans needs replacing. tilt machine back, remove belt from underneath & ck for restrictions in all 3 pulleys. If there's a burnt belt...replacing just the belt is a waste of money

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I need to replace the belt on my Amana ALW480DAW. The other one burnt up and broke. I have the new one. Do you have a diagram I could view to help me install the new one?


I used the following links:

http://www.partselect.com/ModelFrames.aspx?ModelID=29693&ModelNum=ALW480DAW&mfgModelNum=PALW480DAW&ManufactureID=1&Selected=31971&Position=7&mfg=Maytag&Type=&Mark=7

http://www.applianceaid.com/amana-wash.html#belt

Oct 21, 2009 | Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer

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Amana AL480DAW- burnt smell, smoke, still fills then dicharges


You are right on about the belt. If the tub every gets jammed by a full load and has trouble turning, the drive belt can get heated up ( kind of like spinning tires on the road...you get a smell and everything still works).
I would suggest pulling the front cover to expose the belts...look underneath. There are usually two one for the drive and one for the pump. I'd replace them both... with extreme heat, it can change the belt enough that it won't operate correctly with bigger loads.
K

Jul 10, 2009 | Amana ALW480DA Top Load Washer

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Amana dlw330 washer belt urned & broke again


Had the same problem on a machine I worked on. Changed the belt... was burnt and broken. Second time I replaced the belt, I ran it through all of the cycles and listened to it on SPIN cycle.. Although it's spinning.. it's making an extremely LOUD noise... It's the Spin bearing that is gone out. When a load is put in, and in spin cycle, the bearing is oveloaded..(being dry).. and putting extreme pressure on the motor and belt. When the drum reaches a point where the bearing just won't spin, the belt stops, and spins on the motor pulley, wearing it through.. (And smoking a great deal).. until it breaks.. again. I believe the top "Spin bearing" is about 75.00 or so.. and a BEAR to replace. Hope this helps

Feb 26, 2009 | Amana DLW330RA Top Load Washer

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Washing machine not working


You probably burnt the belt. Take the front panel off, two screws at the bottom and let the motor cool off.

Increase the water level and then turn it to spin. see if it pumps out.

The belt will need to be replaced.

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