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How to replace belt on washer

I found my broken belt laying on the bottom of the washing machine. How do I replace the belt on this washing machine?

From the bottom, it doesn't look like I can slip a new belt on without taking about the pump and pully. I don't even see a why to do that!


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  • Gary3 Dec 28, 2007

    Thanks for the reply. This is the first time I've used this web site so I added the model number to the subject line which doesn't seem to show up. It's a Maytag SAV365AAWW top load.

    Last night I had a chance to take your advice. I picked up a belt from the hardware store that was within 1/4" of the original. Since I never saw how the original one tracked around the pump and pullys, it took a few trys to get it right.

    In the end, I couldn't get the belt on. Either the belt is too small, or the original part will stretch to get it on. Do you know the specs of that belt? Can I use a hardware store belt or do I have to order one from Maytag.

    Thanks again,


  • Gary3 Jan 07, 2008

    I got the new belt and installed it over the weekend. It worked!

    Thank you for your help.




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Haha Yes With the very limited info you have provided us I still think I can help You just in the future be more specific. This is a Amana or Speed Queen washer?? To replace the belt Remove hoses from pump, remove wiring connector from motor, dislodge 2 front tub springs from tub end. Remove 4 -- 1/2 head bolts holding motor/pump frame to washer frame. Remove motor/pump from washer turn upside down. 3 Torx bolts hold pump to motor. Belt must be routed through pump proper. REinstall pump.

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    joey shearer Dec 28, 2007

    First Gary im glad you took the time to reply here. You have saved yourself much aggrevation. You cant use just any belt because the washer will eat it up and spit it out in a short time. This washer doesnt have any type of clutch and it slips the belt on the motor pulley. You will certainly witness this once you get it repaired during the start of a spin with a large load. The belt must be the OEM belt that can take this abuse. As far as getting the new one you can buy it from any appliance parts retailer, or from its a Maytag part # 27001007

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    joey shearer Jan 08, 2008

    Glad you got it repaired , gary

  • Rich Watson May 20, 2014

    yo, joey,,,how do i feed belt thru proper??

  • Rich Watson May 20, 2014

    you didnt explain how to get pump off motor,,,rich



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