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Replaced the belt on my Amana Washer Model #ALW480DAW, because the previous belt broke, and the washer wouldn't spin. We used a 30" belt from an auto part store (Home Depot did not have the 30 1/4" belt in stock), and now the washer spins out of control fast. Is this because we used the wrong belt, or could it be something else that is causing the high speed?

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The belt is too tight and causing the problem.
Get the right size belt.

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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You gotta use the correct belt

Top loader tip

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

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