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Re: take apart washer
Just remove back ...don't remember seeing broken belt on duet except the sport version..as far as control panel remove top a couple of screws top front and snaps in at bottom but IF AIN'T BROKE DON'T FIX IT
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Which unit squeals when you start it, washer or dryer? Washer is direct drive and this noise would be from the pump area. Dryer could be Idler pulley or rear roller issue. If the belt is the issue, the front of the dryer would need to be removed in order to replace the belt, control panel needs to be removed first the disconnect the door switch. Remove the 5 screws to the front panel and replace the belt. But I would think its a idler or roller issue first over just a belt.
If the ignitor is coming on, it's working. Do not go there. Make sure the gas valve behind the dryer is turned on.
There are 2 things that can go wrong. Either the radiant sensor is bad or the gas valve solenoids have failed. More than likely the solenoids have failed. The part is 279834. You can change these parts without taking the gas valve apart.
To gain access to the solenoids, you need to disassemble the top panel and the front panel. To remove the top panel, you need to unclip the control panel first. Take a flat thin paint scraper and slide it between the left and right end caps of the control panel and the top panel. This will unclip the control panel from the top panel. Once unclipped, lift the control panel up and over. Remove the 3 screws holding the top panel and the 2 screws hold the filter screen. Pull the panel forward and remove.
Remove 2 screws holding the front panel. Remove the belt and drum. BE SURE TO OBSERVE HOW THE BELT IS MOUNTED BEFORE REMOVING SO IT WILL BE EASIER REINSTALL.
Hope this helps.
The washer comes apart very easily. Problem is how the control panel is released. Either there is two screws in the front or rear of the control panel once these are removed the panel pulls forward and leans back. On some models there is two clips under the front edges of the panel which have to be depressed with a putty knife. On some models the end caps on the control panel pry off exposing the screws. After leaning back the control panel you must un-plug the lid switch, remove two brass coloured clips holding the case to the rear panel by prying with a screw driver, lean the case forward and remove the case.
to change the belt you will need to remove the back panel.however you will need to check the drain pump and make sure that it is clear and working fine you may also need to check the door lock mechanism.the last thing that could be wrong is the main control board.
FIRST TURN OFF THE POWER TO THE MACHINE,
LOOK AT THE BACK AND YOU SHOULD SEE SCREWS AROUND THE BOTTOM PANEL REMOVE THEM AND THE PANEL YOU SHOULD SEE THE DRIVE BELT CONECTED TO DRUM PULLY AND THE DRIVE MOTOR LOOK FOR A TENSIONOR LOOSEN IT AND REMOVE BELT TAKE THE BELT TO AN ELECTRICAL AND PLUMMERS SUPLLY STORE FOR REPLACEMENT BELT REFIT IT AND REPLACE PANEL AND YOUR MACHINE SHOULD WORK FINE , GOOD LUCK .
Remove top cover and rear panel.
Remove belt and drum drive pulley.Remove clamp that secures door seal
Remove top control console panel.
Remove door lock.
Remove screws top and bottom holding front panel, remove front panel.
Remove spring clips holding plastic drum front, lift to one side plastic drum front cover.
Tap drum shaft to remove drum from container, remove bearings.
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I have a similar amana top load washer and just changed the belt. Here are the steps I used to change the belt:
1) Unplug the washer
2) Slide the washer away from the wall about 12"
3) Remove two screws from the bottom of the front panel, slide the front panel down (there are 2 metal tabs that slide into slots on the top of the front panel - observe how they slide into/out of the slots). Set the panel aside.
4) Remove the electrical connector (upper left of motor). Press down on the top of the plastic connector - this will undo the catch hook holding the connection in place). Observe how the belt is routed before proceeding.
5) Remove 4 bolts holding the motor in place. You can remove the motor - even with the water pump and hoses in place - they will flex.
6) Remove the water pump from the motor. There are 3 torx - head screws to remove. Note: You will need a star shaped (torx) head driver (Looks like a screwdriver but with a "star" head on it. The one I used measured just under 3/16 in diameter.
7) carefully remove the water pump. - remove the old belt from main pulley under washer drum and also from the water pump. Insert the new belt - be sure to put the tension pulley on the outside of the belt.
8) Reinstall the water pump to the motor. Reinstall the motor. Route the belt correctly in the water pump body area first - them slide the belt around the left side of the main drum pulley - rotate the pulley counter-clockwise and the pulley will tug the belt onto the pulley. Once in place - check bolts and belt - then reattach the electrical connector (remember to press the plastic lever on top of the plastic connector before sliding it in place). Reattach front panel - slide the top of the panel onto the metal tabs - then attach screws at the bottom.