Question about Maytag SAV5710 Top Load Washer
Hi, My 3 year old Maytag SAV5710AWW top-load washer just gave way on its belt (it stopped working and smelled like burning rubber so I took off the front panel to find the belt severed). Motor itself looks to be good and I don't see any other issues. I think I can buy a replacement belt (PN 27001006) for my original belt (PN 2200063) at a Sears Parts store. However, I'm not sure HOW to replace this belt. Can anyone e-mail me some self-installation instructions or diagrams explaining how to do this? I heard it's fairly simple to do but I want to make sure I do this right the 1st time. Thanks! -dealmaster3
I have a model sav2655aww maytag washer. And it needs a new belt but I dont know how to replace it! Can the pump be removed with out removeing the motor ? Also the tub keeps going off center whats with that ?
Posted on Aug 15, 2009
Burning up belts on a three year old washer is unacceptable. I believe the problem is a design flaw, but there is a simple fix. The diagram shows a spring washer goes on the idler arm post first, followed by a plastic washer, then the pulley, another plastic washer, then the retaining ring. This arrangement causes so much force on the plastic washers and retaining ring that the pulley will not spin freely. This in turn will cause excessive friction, heating up the plastic washers, pullley, and post. Eventually the bronze bearing in the pulley fails causing more friction and setting up the sequence for the belt to fail. I bought all of the parts, reassembled them in proper order, and the problem is evident when the pulley won't spin freely. After taking the parts back apart I reassembled them leaving off the spring washer and it works as it should; pulley spinning freely.
Posted on May 01, 2010
I had the same problem of the belt burning and the washer not spinning. It seemed to be a tension problem, so I adjusted the idler spring (belt tension spring).
This spring pulls on the idler arm (belt tension arm) which pushes the idler pulley wheel (belt tension wheel) up against the belt to take up the slack, so that the motor will spin the washer and not just slip against the belt, burning it.
To adjust the spring, I took it off, straightened out one end with a pair of pliers, and then bent that end at a point closer to the coiled part of the spring, and then reinstalled it.
This effectively shortened the spring and made it pull harder on the arm, which took up more of the slack in the belt, allowing the motor to spin the washer rather than just rub on the belt.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
Belt replacement is simple. all you have to do is remove the pump, i believe they are held in by 3 torx screws, either T-15 or T20. loop the belt over the motor pulley and around the tension pulley, then around the drive pulley on the transmission. reassemble the pump and if there are no other problems it should run fine
Posted on Sep 03, 2007
Replace maytag belt
Posted on Jun 16, 2010
Just had to put a new belt and idler pulley on my Maytag SAV2555AWW washer because the bronze bushing in the idler pulley come loose from the pulley and let the pulley slide down which in turn binded up the belt which in turn burnt the belt in to.I leaned my washer back and use 2 bricks to support it to keep the weight off of the plastic drain support.Then took off lower access door so as to get to the pulley.Then took off the 4 big bolts that hold the motor and pump assembly on,had to push out the 2 wire support brackets,then I could let the whole assembly set on the front upper face of the washer.Then I took out the 3 Torx screws that held the pump on using a Torx 25 screwdriver and from there it was just a matter of putting the new idler pulley and belt back on going in reverse steps until I had it back together.A little quieter on spin cycle's it seems now since a new belt and idler pulley.
Posted on Sep 06, 2013
I removed the pump screw with a T20 bit from a driver set. To turn the bit I used a ratchet handle, the type you flip over to reverse the direction. If you don't have this type ratchet, try a 1/4 drive ratchet with a socket. It isn't the easiest but takes less time than dropping the entire motor and then removing the pump.
I just hated to pay $32 + tax for the belt.
Posted on Jan 27, 2013
I had to replace the pump too,check tentioner also
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
I just put the Maytagtag Model SAV2655AWW machine on oversize load setting but then went to reset below that by mistake. It won't run. Is there something with that reset setting that I have to wait? I haven't had any problems before.
Posted on Apr 03, 2011
Last spin cycle washer vibrates violently
Posted on Mar 10, 2008
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