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Our belt on this washer went out and we ordered a new belt. We are now trying to put the new belt on but can not figure out how to do so. Can you expalin an easy way to do this?

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  • slysti18 Sep 19, 2008

    i cant get the pump off the motor, i have all 3 bolts out but still cant get it off. please help

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I found the exploded parts views for that model number branded as a Maytag. Look to see if the are the same on the link below:
http://www.partselect.com/AdvancedModelSearch.aspx?ModelNum=LWA60AW&mfgModelNum=PLWA60AW&fkMfgID=1
Use the parts diagrams as a reference.
Remove drain hoses, motor
Move motor inward while removing belt from pulley under tub
Three screws with star heads hold pump to motor and careful when removing pump--it could crack if it is frozen to motor shaft.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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remove the 4 bolts holding motor to tub and frame remove wire harness from motor remove pump hoses turn assembly upside down 3 torx screws hold pump to motor note routing of old belt around idler pulley and pump studs reinstall in reverse

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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Do you mean the water pump? If so, it's likely rusted on the shaft. I used a couple 15" screwdrivers as pry bars. Got it off, didn't break the pump, you might not be so lucky. Clean the shaft with scotchbrite, a dab of silicone lube will make it easier next time. If you have a camera take a couple pics BEFORE you take it all apart. The belt will fit 2 different ways, and one way will chew up the plastic pump support post. Don't ask how I know. (Took a lot of effort to get it off, but you have to in order to change the belt. A new pump, if needed, is about $20 around here.....)

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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you have to take back off,,always unplug first..thats it just remove back take screws out all the way around back,,put belt on motor than spin drum pully...

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pry up the top remove screws on front panel toward top set front panel aside and you should see what you need to do

Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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http://www.american-appliance.com/se...stic-Chart.htm

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