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How do I put more tension on the drive belt on an Amana NAV2330AW Top Load Washer.

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  • pschliffer Aug 31, 2010

    yes we replaced an old belt that broke, and had trouble with the new belt being to loose and slipping when we installed it, eventually realized that the tension pulley had fallen off, and couldn't figure out how to make the idler pulley work properly. thanks for the help

  • pschliffer Aug 31, 2010

    What would the correct position be for the idler arm?

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Part 10,6 and 12 are your idler pulley which puts the tension on the belt. The springs actually keep it tight. Check for sprung, loose or broken springs. If you've had the belt off you may have the idler arm in the wrong position. Here is the diagram of your parts.
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5171432&diagram_id=1335521#d1335521

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

  • Charles T Nevin
    Charles T Nevin Aug 31, 2010

    You'll have to find where the spring connects to the idler arm and the frame of the motor housing or washer frame. Then when the idler pulley is in the proper position it will be pushing belt away from the
    from the motor keeping it tight. Look for shinny spots where the spring was connected.

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