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Why would my crank shaft be able to surge forward and cause belt missalignment?.

The main crank bearing thrust washer (rear bearing)
face is worn ,for any number of reasons

The only fix is to remove the motor & change
the main bearings.

How do you know it is not just a failed crank damper
pulley, that is causing the misalignment issue,could be both
I guess

If the crank is walking, then your possibly going to also have
transmission torque converter problems or flywheel breakage

Jul 15, 2014 | 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab

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Bandsaw loses power

You neeed to check the motor, capacitor, drive pulleys. Check thoroughly if there are loose set screws, loose
tires or sqealing bearings.
Change the belt out for a link-belt so you don't have any stiff areas causing a vibration when they hit the pulleys.
Poorly balance wheels or worn tires are another cause of excessive vibe.
The motor can be not effective anymore, you should get more powerful motor. Try to call Tech Support too.

Nov 24, 2013 | Craftsman Saws

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Maytag washer model PAV2300AWW does not spin the clothes adequately and vibrates Is it the belt or Snubber?

Might just be a belt which is real easy to replace, no tools needed:
Take that belt off there and check the stiffness of the pump.
These will lock up or get stiff without even leaking.
If that pump seems fine check to see if the main drive pulley is properly releasing the tub in the direction of spin. Their are 2 marks on the pulley, the drum should release in between the two points. if not then the thrust bearing kit needs to be replaced.

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Jan 30, 2011 | Maytag Washing Machines

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Tighten Fan Belt

Is it squealing? You should not have to tighten these belts. The belt tensioner does that job. Possible the belt tensioner is bad or there maybe a bad pulley bearing causing drag (squeal) on the belt. This will have to be pinpointed before replacing any parts. You can use a mechanics stethoscope to fine your problem. If you never replaced the belt it is time to do this. Once you have your belt diagram written down for ease of replacement, spin your pulleys and feel if they are lose or tight. Doing this will check your pulley bearings for wear. If you have any doubt replace also. A Haynes repair manual will help you in this situation and guide you step by step.
Good luck and thanks for your question and I hope my suggestions help. burdfrenzy
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Dec 24, 2010 | 2005 Chrysler Crossfire

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Unit containing motor and washing tub suddenly jump around dislodging drive belt. Is it a bareing problem or gear box.

More information on the problematic unit would really help but the jumping of the tub isn't a tub bearing problem although it can definitely lead to one. The jumping could be due to an unbalanced load, the unit itself not being properly leveled or if it is a floating tub then one or more of the support shocks may not be positioned correctly. Also if this is a new unit then make sure all shipping bolts and/or supports are removed. The bearings in the belt pulleys or the tension pulley could be bad and also make sure the belt properly installed.

Nov 07, 2010 | Samsung Washing Machines

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Slipping Drive Belt

I wonder if belt was replaced with one that almost fit--ie a little long which causes slippage. Also, with enought use, the pulleys can wear out and the v will not grip the belt as it should.

Jan 29, 2010 | Home

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My primary drive belt is wearing the plastic

Only two possibilities. Either the motor has not been installed properly (it's out of alignment), or the intermediate pulley is out of alignment. Of the two, I'd suspect the intermediate pulley first (except then you'd expect trouble with the secondary belt too...). If you've already solved the problem, perhaps you'd post a comment to let us know what you found.

Jun 29, 2009 | Sebo X4 Bagged Upright Vacuum

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Maytag Performa PAV2300AWW screaching noise, belt problem, pulley broke

My Maytag Performa was making the loud squealing noise. I changed out the water pump/bearing, took care of the problem.
Putting a new belt on just help burn up the bearing (they needed replacing) and probably ruined the new belt. Probably seized the water pump bearing and the belt jumped and broke the motor pully. A washing machine motor is very strong, when that h20 pump bearing seized (or possibly some bearings jamed up) the motor kept on turning that belt and the plastic pully gave in. You'll need to replace that also. If the h20 pumb bearing is turning freely, likely the bearings jammed up but or now loose. That bearing should be tight, no slack or play in it. You can probably wobble the pully on it all around while turning it. The slightest slack is too much.

Oct 09, 2008 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

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How do I fit a new belt on my Indesit Wil 113 washing machine?

I think its a 'front Loader'? Take the back panel off, to expose the main drive belt & pulley. When fitting the new belt it needs stretching by first putting it around the motor drive shaft & easing on to the main pulley whilst gradually rotatng the pulley. You need to finish up with the belt in the centre of both of the pulleys if possible 

Oct 31, 2007 | Indesit W 123 Front Load Washer

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