Whirlpool direct drive. Transmission locks up at times and smell of burning belt. Replaced belts recently but does not seem to be as tight as it should. Has 2 springs for tension with space for another. ????
ANSWER Richard, A proper model number would be a big help. If you have a belt on your Whirlpool washer, you do not have a "direct drive" washer. There is the possibility that the "wig wag" solenoids or wiring are faulty, and causing the gears to intermittently lock and burn the belt. And the belt adjustment is done by loosening the motor mount bolts and sliding the motor assembly in/out until the belt tension is 1/4 to 3/8 inch deflection. Good Luck and Thanks
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, March 26, 2012