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Author Topic: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.  (Read 7275 times)

Offline dowens

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I have taken the torx screws off but I cannot for the life of me get the pump off of the motor. Is there a trick to this?

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Re: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 08:32:32 PM »
dowens
Why are you removing the pump? Has the pump been leaking?

If the water pump has been leaking it may have rusted up the end of the motor shaft making it difficult to remove the pump.
You may have to pry the pump off the shaft of the motor.

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Re: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 08:35:09 PM »
I'm sorry (maybe it is not the pump, I'm a complete rookie), I'm trying to remove the thing that is fastened on to the motor by the three torx screws. I am believe I need to do this so that I can put a new belt on (the old one is broken).

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Re: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 08:36:03 PM »
downes, what is the model number of your washer?

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Re: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 08:56:25 PM »

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Re: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2012, 09:02:19 PM »
downes,


Your model is exactly as the one shown in this topic.
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=97.0


I'm sorry (maybe it is not the pump, I'm a complete rookie), I'm trying to remove the thing that is fastened on to the motor by the three torx screws. I am believe I need to do this so that I can put a new belt on (the old one is broken).


The pump has been pointed out in this photo.





If you have the three screws removed then the pump should just pull off unless its stuck on the shaft and in that case you will have to pry it off.
I have seen many of these style pumps leak just enough water to rust up the motor shaft, but not leak enough that anyone ever noticed water on the floor.

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Re: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2012, 09:04:24 PM »
Yeah, it is that exact one. I am driving myself crazy trying to get it apart. Thanks for your reply.

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Re: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2012, 09:08:30 PM »
I have split your post into a new topic, your own topic. :)

Can you post some photos of it?

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Re: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2012, 10:48:45 PM »
I take a hacksaw and cut the pump off. Anythang else and you ruin the motor. Just take your time. Been there Done that
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Re: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2012, 12:34:48 AM »
I can usually get them off with a flat pry bar and a 2x4.  Worst case is hammer and chisel.  Be sure you clean all of the rust off the motor shaft or your new pump will leak.

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Re: How to replace a Maytag - Amana washer water pump and belt.
« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2014, 04:36:59 AM »
I am working on an old  Amana washer that needs a new belt as the old one is worn out and shredded.  I was able to get the pump off OK .Some of these pumps are seized on the shaft and are very difficult to pull off.  I noted that the idler arm is very loose on the pivot bolt. This causes the belt to ride up on the idler pulley too far to the top and actually runs part way on the lip of the pulley. Also the belt does not have very much tension which according to the manual is supposed to be that way???
Were you able to finally get the pump off and by chance did you note if the new belt was running in the proper position when everything was reassembled ?