I have the Maytag MAH6500AWW. Recently the belt came off. It is 10 years old so I imagine it is time to replace the belt. However, I'm concerned that something is not aligned between the drum pulley and the drive motor. The old belt is still intact but when I put it back on and start up the washer it slips off the back of the pulley each time. When I put the belt on and run it around manually I can see that the belt wants to move to the rear of the drum pulley. Is it possible that something could have become misaligned when the belt came off? Will the new belt fix that?
ANSWER Hello Bob,
I think the first thing you should try is to open the door and reach inside the inner tub. With your hand at the top of the inner tub, push up and release several times quickly to feel for "play". If you feel a "clunk" when you do this, the spin bearing has failed and this affects the alignment of the pulleys. The only other thing that will affect the belt in this manner is if the motor mounting bolts are loose.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, November 07, 2012