Question about Maytag Atlantis MAV6451 Top Load Washer

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Maytag Model # LAT9635AAE

My washing machine started to trip the circuit breaker. Then one night it tripped it and the basement smelled of burned rubber and the machine wouldn't spin the load fast. I replaced both belts and started a load of wash. The wash cycle worked fine, but when it got to the spin cycle, it spun very slowly. The pump belt is spinning, but the drive pulley is only moving at a very slow rate. I'm sure that's why I smelled burned rubber before. Since this is not a belt problem, is this a motor problem? Is this worth repairing?

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  • leeseh Oct 10, 2007

    Still not sure what's going on.
    The pulleys seem to turn fine. The one that moves the drum seems to be a little harder to move. There is nothing in between the drums and I don't see any oil anywhere. It does seem that the belts are very loose. The belt that spins the drum seems to be slipping. Is it suppose to be that loose? 

  • leeseh Oct 11, 2007

    I took off the pump belt and ran the machine in spin cycle. The trans belt does spin, but not fast. I only ran it for about 30 seconds and stopped it. I could smell a little burned rubber smell and the bottom part of the motor that the belts go on was pretty hot. It didn't appear that the trans belt was slipping at all.

  • leeseh Oct 14, 2007

    Had a repair guy out. You were right...it's the transmission. What brand washing machine would you recommend?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    burning rubber smell from washing machine

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Check to see if it is a pump problem or a transmission problem. First remove both belts see if all the pullys turn freely. if the pump has a tight feel check inside pump for a item jammed in it.look for transmission oil on floor or belts if oil is present transmmision if probably going.ALSO check at the top of the tubs for anything stuk in between tubs.

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  • Anonymous Oct 11, 2007

    CHECK THE TENSION ON both belts take your fingers and squeeze the belt in the middle just before thebelt touches the other side ofthe belt the motor should move this goes for both belts if one seems to tight it can loosen the tension of the other. the pump belt has to be adjusted by loosening 3 screws under the pump.you can also remove the pump belt and see if the transmission belt gets tighter. If it doesn't the spring tensioner on the motor may be broke or the glide wheels are broke or stuck.If you run the machine with the trans belt only don't fill the mahine with water. just see if the tub spins freely.If it doesn't you may have a bad transmission or remove the inner tub and check for stuck items this is very common.

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