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After the belt burned up and broke, I replaced it with a new one. However, the belt does not move

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Old 11-17-2008, 09:46 AM
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Model Number: DLW330RAW   Brand: Amana   Age: 5 - 10 years   

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After the belt burned up and broke, I replaced it with a new one. However, the belt does not move when in the spin cycle. The motor spins the water pump and the water drains. The belt moves in the agitate cycle.

I left the lower front panel off the machine so that I could observe its function during the failure. What I observed is this:

- the motor/belt/pulleys moved in the agitation phase
- the pump pushes the water out
- the tub did not spin when it should have
- the burning/friction smell started with the spin cycle
- the motor pulley was spinning (I believe it was the source of friction)
- I can spin the tub in both directions using a little force


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Old 11-17-2008, 11:42 AM
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Default Not spinning

After looking at this further, I took the belt off and tried to spin the pully under the tub. It spun freely in one direction (same direction as agitation mode) and I could not spin it in the other direction, which is why the belt is not moving in the rinse/spin cycle. What could cause this?
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:15 PM
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Here's the parts break down to your drive/brake system.

Pay close attention to the relationship of the drive pulley (#7) and the helix (#10). They work together to separate the brake rotor and the brake pads. Turn the pulley in the spin direction and see if that happens. If not, you should replace them. You may also do well to replace the rotor, pads, and drive belt as well.Model DLW330RAW
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:05 PM
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I spun the drive pulley in the spin direction and did see the helix seperate the brakes from the rotor. I can spin the transmission or the pulley below around and before I complete a 360 degree turn, the turn will change from spinning freely to very hard. In other words, some times it is very tight (or very hard to spin) and some times it is very easy when I try to spin it by hand. Does this mean the rotor is bad?
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Sounds like either a bad rotor or a bad bearing.
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Today, I took off the rotor and brakes. After spinning the transmission around, I noticed that it was still spinning unevenly. It was then that I noticed that there was something in between the tub and the outer casing. I then was able to pull out a long knee high soccer black sock! It now spins ok.

However in the process of taking everything apart I broke one side of the counter weight, where the mounting bolt goes though. So I can only use one bolt to tighten the weight down. I am going to try to put everything back and see how it goes.
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