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Author Topic: Water pump installation question-Amana Washing machine  (Read 2489 times)

Offline jwilson463

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Water pump installation question-Amana Washing machine
« on: November 09, 2013, 07:38:50 PM »

Hi

AJ had put up a very informative discussion on changing out a new water pump and belt for a Maytag or Amana washing machine in 2007.  I am having difficulty in getting the new water pump to sit on the motor properly.  It almost seems like I need to use a hammer and block of wood to "gently" encourage it.  However, I am afraid I"ll break the new pump.

Has anyone encountered a similar situation?  If so, can you share how you got the new pump on?

Thanks

Jim

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Re: Water pump installation question-Amana Washing machine
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 07:46:57 PM »
Model number?

If the pump slips over the motor shaft make sure the shaft is clean.
A lot of times the motor shaft will have rust build up on it from the old water pump leaking.


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Re: Water pump installation question-Amana Washing machine
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 08:25:20 PM »
Hi  thanks for replying.

Model number is LWA50AW.
Is it possible to move the motor pulley by hand once its out of the washing machine housing?  I tried to move it but cannot.  Hoping I didn't create another problem by trying to fix current one.   

Washing machine was leaking.  When I removed the water pump I noticed a crack on the underside.  Belt shredded too.

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Re: Water pump installation question-Amana Washing machine
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 08:26:39 PM »
Posted wrong item obviously .  New to this!

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Re: Water pump installation question-Amana Washing machine
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 08:29:28 PM »
Cracked water pump image