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Old 08-02-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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maytag washer won't spin, belt is burning

My washer wouldn't spin and was making screeching noise, I replaced the belt and it was still very loud, it ran through the spin cylce once but now wont work again. I can smell burnt rubber when it tried to run. It is a maytag 5000aww about 10 yrs old.


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Our last Maytag did the same thing, I tightened the spring up on the motor that puts tension on the belt and it solved the problem. That may be worth a try.


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make sure all bearings and idler bearings are good. Are the pulleys the belt runs in cupped so belt runs too low and bottoms out,,,check that
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