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    • Part Number: AP4048267
    • MFG Part Number: 40045001
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Hello, The idler pulley disengages from the drive belt when the washer starts the spin cycle when it should stay engaged. What this means is that the spin cycle does not work. The motor pulley spins like it should in order to spin the tub , but the drive belt just sits there and gets rubbed by the motor pulley until it melts. I can physically see the idler lever switch into a different position -- a position that does not put any tension on the drive belt. The tub and the large pulley spins just fine. I already replaced the belt because it melted. Do you know what causes this? Could it have something to do with the timer? Thanks. Dave

Dave for Model Number sav205daww

ANSWER Dave, Since the tub turns and the pulley turns (in both directions) Then the issue would be in the idler pulley 40045001 and shaft assembly 27001028 and spring 40061401 . If the pulley is seizing up on the idler lever shaft, or the spring is not maintain proper pressure on the belt, you can have the symptoms you're describing. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Tuesday, September 24, 2013

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