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Belt keeps coming off the pulley

The belt keeps coming off my maytag neptune washer which has caused the drum to drop i reattached the belt and made adjustments but the drum is still about a half an inch off

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  • John Richards May 11, 2010

    If the drum has dropped for any reason, sounds like more is wrong than just a belt.

  • tom sedor Jul 20, 2013

    lots of people must have the problem because the new belt comes with 2 new motor hanger bushings that wear out and cannot be detected



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Replace motor hanger bushings they wear out old ones are rubber the new ones are nylon

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I suggest you check your drum bearings, belt will only come off if misaligned.

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i am sending you this breakdown, perhaps will help you to see if there is anything else broken or if you are missing a step in you installation of the belt. hope this helps.250

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