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Maytag SAV2555 will not spin

Hi again i got the helix nut and put it on it still does not work when i turn the belt by hand it turns for a moment then it clicks and starts over will not turn the drum. couls it be the pully? or the trany. if you think it is the trany pully how to take it out i have tried it wont come out, does the hole ajitater have to come out? thanks agin

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It does( withiut looking at it myself), sound like the pulley/helix are just slipping past eachother and not engaging one anoher, does the sloped side of the pulley(wehre it meshes with the helix appear to be rounded over???) thats really the only reason i could see to replace the pulley.. for get trying oto spin the belt can you grab hold of the p[uley and try spinning it directly????. rfeason i askl is that in order to replace the pulley, youll need to rease th springs around the bottom of tub, and remove the entire unit from the cabinet, after removing unit, turn unit upside down, you need to remove the motor,, then unbolt the 3 white legs form the outer tub, and remove the 3 brake pads bolted to underneath uint with 3/8 nuts, the stansion then will lifht up giving you room to remove the pulley. awful alot of work if not needed,

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

  • cthomas24780 May 26, 2011

    I have the same issue. I pulled the front cover off and it looks like the white hard plastic helix is not lineing up with shaft it is supposed to. Could the bolt for the helix have come loose or could there be a need to replace the helix,bolt , and washer only

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    Ron Coons May 26, 2011

    well, its been threee years since i posted this repair, and i believe we are jumpin into the "quoted repair" a few steps into the correspondance. That being said, with the cover removed your looking at the "helix and pulley(belt is wrapped around)" mounted on bottom most portion of machine... the helix and pulley are actually complete opposite cut peices of angled plastic, which when turned one way( you can spin the pulley by hand) the helix and pulley simply catch each other adn spin the ajitator.. however when turned the opposite way the helix actually rides the "ramp of plastic pulley" causing the pulley to slightly rise upwards, releasing the brake plate inturn spinning the entire inner drum(engaging spin cycle).

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