Is it just a worn belt
Model Number: MAH4000AWW Brand:
More than 10 years
I had been having problems with the washer spinning slowly or for short times, leaving water in the tub. Finally the belt came off. I noticed the edge of the belt worn and it had apparently been riding the drive pulley toward the drum to the point that it had cut a groove in the drum ribs. I can spin the drive pulley by hand - it seems a bit tight but I have nothing to guage what too tight might be. Is this problem with the belt riding off the pulley likely just the belt (original) or would the drum bearing be a likely cause?
(2 days later) After some more troubleshooting I noticed that there were rubbing sounds and an occasional grinding rattle sound. The motor seemed to be laboring a lot for an empty tub. I found that I could lift the spin basket which shows about a half inch play in the drive pulley. With the pulley tipped this much it makes perfect sense to me why it rode toward the tub. At this point it appears that the problem is the bearing. At a price of $550 or more for the parts and descriptions of the effort required to replace the tub I think it is probably time to give up and hunt for a new washer.
Last edited by larrylorenz : 04-08-2013 at 02:18 PM.
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