I'm replacing the belt for a Maytag Legacy Series washing machine. What is the correct routing for the belt between the 3 pulleys? Do you have a diagram? Thanks.
Answer Hello Craig. The motor pulley goes where number 15 is pointing at in the diagram, and the pulley for the tension is in the correct location in the diagram. The large pulley goes into the large loop at the other end of the belt 27001006 in the diagram. Hope this helps. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5177668&diagram_id=28532901
Instructions for replacing the belt on Amana model lwd79aw washing machine.
Answer Hello Bob! Here are the instructions from the manufacturer, hope they help!
PUMP AND BELT REMOVAL:
A. Remove three screws holding pump assembly motor.
REASSEMBLY OF PUMP AND BELT:
IMPORTANT: Install pump and belt together.
A. Clean any corrosion or foreign material from motor shaft that will be contacting the "D" slot in pump impeller.
B. Apply a thin film of No. 03637P lubricant to end sides of motor shaft. This lubricant helps keep moisture out of the hub area and retards corrosion.
C. Align pump impeller hub with motor shaft. make sure belt encircles rear pump leg, carefully push pump onto motor shaft so three pump legs bottom out in the embosses on motor housing before screws are tightened.
D. Tighten three screws to 35 inch-pounds (4.0 N-m) maximum. DO NOT overtighten screws!
E. Reinstall motor and pump assembly into washer.
IMPORTANT: After installing motor and pump assembly in washer and all hoses have been reconnected, add at least a quart of water to washtub to lubricate pump seals. Running a pump withou water will ruin the seals.
Where sould I find instructions on how to install a belt for a washer? Part # 40053601.
Answer Hello Ken. Here are the instructions from the manufacture. Hope this helps.
Service access panel:
Remove toe panel from machine and front panel.
1. Remove service access panel, see “Service Access
NOTE: There will always be some water that will remain
in outer tub, before removing hoses from pump,
hoses must be pinched off or drained to prevent
2. Loosen hose clamps and remove hoses from pump
3. Unhook idler spring from clip on front of the motor
NOTE: Use care when releasing idler lever tension. If
idler spring is overstretched, washer operation
will be affected.
4. Reach in and around left side of motor and remove
belt off large drive pulley.
5. Disconnect wire harness from motor switch by
pressing down on locking tab on top of connection
block and at the same time, pull connection block
away from motor switch.
6. Remove bolts securing motor and mounting bracket
to lower outer tub flange and to weldment assembly.
7. Lift complete assembly out of washer.
NOTE: Lay motor on its side. Observe belt
configuration around rear pump leg. Belt MUST
encircle rear pump leg when reassembling.
8. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Pump and Belt Removal
1. Remove motor, see “Motor and Mounting Bracket”
2. Remove screws securing pump assembly to motor.
Reassembly of Pump and Belt
NOTE: Install pump and belt together. Drive belt MUST
be replaced with belt No. 40053602 for one and
two speed models; or 40053601 for some two
speed models and three speed models (special
clutch-type belt) for proper washer operation.
Refer to Parts Manual for proper belt part
1. Remove any corrosion or foreign material from motor
2. Apply a thin film of No. 03637P lubricant to the end
and sides of motor shaft.
NOTE: This lubricant helps keep moisture out of the
hub area and prevents corrosion.
3. Align belt on motor pulley and tension pulley as
4. Align pump impeller hub with motor shaft. Verify belt
encircles rear pump leg. Slide pump onto motor
shaft until legs touch the embosses on the motor
housing before securing.
NOTE: Tighten screws to 35 inch-pounds maximum.
DO NOT overtighten screws!
5. Install motor and pump assembly into washer, see
“Motor and Mounting Bracket” procedure.
NOTE: After installing motor and pump assembly in the
washer and all hoses have been secured, along
with reconnecting idler spring. Add at least one
quart of water to washtub to lubricate pump
seals. Running a pump without water will
damage the seals.