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How to change drive belt on Amana washer

The drive belt on my Amana Washer is pretty chewed up. and would like to change it (belt) how do I go about removing and installing a new belt? Thanks!

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  • Chevrol8t Apr 24, 2008

    Thank you sir!

  • Anonymous Jul 03, 2008

    remove pump to change belt

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    change a belt on washer

  • edgelit May 11, 2010

    I don't want to break the studs or the pump housing to remoive the assembly from the motor. the 3 torx screws are out...

  • edgelit May 11, 2010

    Cannot get the pump studs to come off the motor even with the 3 trorx screws removed.

  • edgelit May 11, 2010

    I cannot take off the pump from the motor. do not want to break the plastic pump studs. what is the solution to doing this?


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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

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I just had to do this on mine. Remove the pump/motor assembly
completely from the washer. (That means you have to take the hoses and the the electrical harness off. To remove the electrical harness- take the flat cover off the top of the motor, and unclip the multi- wire plug- you should have it unplugged from the power outlet, of course) Remove the torx screws that press the pump onto the motor shaft. At this point I took it down to the apliance store- and let them beat the pump off the shaft- so I would know if I would need a new pump or not. As it turned out, the pump was leaking- so I went ahead and replaced- ~$65. The belt was ~$30 -a rip off there... I wanted a new pulley also, as the old was corroded- unavalable, so I had to clean up the old. Pay special attention to how the belt sits in relation to pump and motor- you don't want to have to pull the pump off again. The pump is basically pressed onto the shaft- so use a lot of grease putting things back together- grease the bolts, clean up and grease the shaft, I even use grease on the hoses where they clamp to pump. If you don't have a set of torx wrenches, you can usually make an allen wrench work- that's how I did mine. The tension pulley should ride on the back side of the belt, tensionong the belt toward itself.

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How do i change my belt on my washer

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

  • leo28542 Jul 12, 2010

    a mechanics tool called a pickle fork helps get the pump off the motor. google it for a picture. its an angled fork that you wedge in between the pulley and plastic pump housing. 4 good wacks with a rubber mallet and it popped out with no damage. good luck


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