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How to replace a drive belt on a amana washer

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  • TomZS May 11, 2010

    There are two different amana belt styles what is the model it will either be on the top rear of the control panel,on the lid,or on the rim of the top by the back of the lid when you open it.



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If like the one I just repaired, you have to remove the pump. It is held on by three recessed torx screws ( I think T15 of T20) I had to push the tup to make it way off center so I could insert a 1/4 deep socket with a torx adaptor. This is a pain and took a couple of hours. Once screws are out, the pump drops off of the motor shaft and the belt can be inserted. Make sure to go inside of the idler pulley. Putting the screws back in seemed to go easier than taking them out. I am not a repair tech so just figured things out as I went along. Ther may be an easier way,,, but short of removing the bottom floor I don't know what it would be. good luck.

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Belt off how do you put it on?

This washer does not run by belt drive, it has a direct inverted drive motor with a motor coupler between the motor and the transmission, if you need assistance on how to replace the motor coupler please comment back. If you can see a belt under the washer than you have listed the wrong model as your washer.

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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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you nead to replace the idler spring and the drive belt,the idler spring part# 37366,one or two speed washers drive belt part# 40053607,three speed washer drive belt part# 40053606.

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Diagram with replacement belt doesn't seem to match old manual

I haven't worked on a belt drive but here is the Sears parts site for your washer with diagrams of the console, drive system etc. You may get a better idea of how to replace the belt from these.

Here also is the Whirlpool / Amana installation and maintenance document for Amana belt drive washers. It may look similar to yours.$FILE/Amana_Searcy_TL_Washer.pdf

The other thing I'd check is Whirlpools list of documentation for their laundry products. Check some of the washers that they make for one that looks like yours and you should get a better idea.

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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 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.

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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 has videos on how its replaced, which isn`t too complicated to do...good luck

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Amana Washer LWA50AW doesn't spin

Ifi t does not spin it may be the timer. Try it in the delicate cycle to see what happens. Actually try all teh cycles to see if it spins in one of them. IF so it most likely is the time and is a 15minute job to replace.

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