Question about Amana ALW540RA Top Load Washer
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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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:
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
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
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
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...
Posted on Jan 06, 2009
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