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Author Topic: MAYTAG washer drive belt replacement  (Read 3663 times)

Offline chevyt

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MAYTAG washer drive belt replacement
« on: November 05, 2009, 12:36:39 PM »

I just replaced the drive belt and it fits loose.  I attempted to tighten the motor teflon pads and it will not keep the belt tight.  So, before I strip or brake something I thought I better ask the pros.  Is this model suppose to be a floating self tentsion type application or I'm I about to brake or replace something else?

Model MAVT446AWW

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Re: MAYTAG washer drive belt replacement
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2009, 02:50:24 PM »
The motor is spring loaded. Its supposed to do that.
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