Maytag Washer Belt Smokes

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Old 04-16-08, 08:52 PM
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Maytag Washer Belt Smokes

Maytag A5000 Washer SN 152420 DF

This has happened twice in the last month.

The transmission gets "stuck" during the wash cycle and does not rotate. When it goes to the spin cycle, it also does not rotate. The belt is rotating, but the pulley and transmission are not. The belt gets hot and starts to smoke!!

First time I replaced both belts. Worked for awhile, but problem has returned.

Normally I can turn the transmission easliy with my hand. But now it ocassionally gets "stuck". With some effort, I can get the transmission to rotate again and the washer will work both wash and spin cycles for awhile, but then the problem reappears.

How do I troubleshoot the problem? What is the most likely the cause?
1. Internal transmission problem?
2. A problem between the transmission and Agitator?
3. A problem between the transmission and Pulley?
4. Another problem?

Any help would be appreciated.
 
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Old 04-16-08, 09:11 PM
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During Agitate, and fill cycles, and Likely while "Free Standing", You should NOT be able to turn the tub by hand.

Sounds like you Have a broken or worn Brake spring.

Check your Service Manual http://www.servicematters.com/maytag...5C16000131.pdf
 
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Thanks for the link to the service manual. It has a very good troubleshooting section. I'm going to run some of the tests they suggest. I'll keep you posted.

Thanks!!
 
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