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Maytag washer burns drive belt
« on: October 18, 2009, 12:59:05 PM »
I have an older Maytag washer with two belts underneath.  

I just put new belts on thinking that was the problem but without success.

When the washer has no clothes, it spins and drains just fine.   When it is loaded with clothes it burns the belt connected to the main drive and transmission.

Is this a tension problem?   The pump is positioned as far away from the motor wheel already.

Model LAT9334AAL

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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2009, 01:27:39 PM »
how does it do with the pump belt removed?
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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2009, 03:28:37 PM »
Spins without the pump belt installed

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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2009, 03:37:58 PM »
Spins without the pump belt installed

To clarify, this is without water or clothes in the tank.   The drum spins up to speed just fine.   

When I first noticed it was burning a belt, I think the washer was trying to agitate which isn't working.     However when I set it to spin, the drum slowly ramped up to speed and the pump came on and emptied the drum.

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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2009, 06:38:40 PM »
That pump got anythang in it?
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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2009, 08:40:29 PM »
If it doeasn't aggitate at all, you may have a bad bearing in the transmission. Since the motor reverses (1 way aggitate & reverse to spin)  which does it burn the belt?

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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2009, 09:35:46 AM »
That pump got anythang in it?


Hey JW I'm not sure I am understanding.  The pump seems to wok fine as it empties out water during the spin cycle.

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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2009, 09:38:03 AM »
If it doeasn't aggitate at all, you may have a bad bearing in the transmission. Since the motor reverses (1 way aggitate & reverse to spin)  which does it burn the belt?

Before I took it out of service, the agitation was a hit or miss whether or not it would work.  Sometimes I would have to "help" it get going by twisting the agitator back and forth to jump start it.  When the agitator didn't work, the rubber smell would begin.  Now the washer doesn't seem to agitate but it does spin on the spin cycle.


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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2009, 10:16:23 AM »
Transmission trouble, sounds like the bearing in the transmission is seizing up. May have to say bye-bye to that one as they used to be reasonable to get a kit to repair. Since Whirlpool took over the parts are sold separately and are very costly.

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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2009, 11:22:03 AM »
Yeah the innards of the tranny are going bad, might be out of oil. Have you removed the inspection cover on the tranny? Maybe that dude needs some oil.
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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2009, 12:24:13 PM »
Once it has seized you're done, it won't break loose & last. I HAVE TRIED!

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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2009, 03:39:15 PM »
How can I be sure it is the tranny?

If I was to order a new transmission, what part do I need?

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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2009, 04:32:39 PM »
Does it burn the belt on spin or wash?
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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2009, 05:17:44 PM »
Unplug machine and tip it back. Remove the belts, turn the transmission pulley counterclockwise. Have someone watch the agitator. The agitator should move back & forth. Turn the pulley clockwise & it will release the brake and the tub will spin. If you can not get the agitator to move the upper bearing in the transmission has seized,most likely from a seal slowly letting water down on top of the transmission. There used to be a kit that was reasonable to replace the transmission. Now everything is sold separately and more expensive.

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Re: Maytag washer burns drive belt
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2010, 09:37:04 AM »
Does it burn the belt on spin or wash?

It burns the belt on wash (agitate).  Spinning, draining, pumping works fine.

 

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