A washing machine belt often breaks due to overloading the machine or from clothes stuck between the rim and drum. Indicators of a broken washing machine belt may include a burnt rubber smell or the tub's failure to spin.Know More
Remove any clothing from the cycle. If the machine did not pump out the water, bail it out with a container. Look for any stuck garments and remove them. Unplug the machine and disconnect the hoses.
Place a blanket on the floor. Work with a helper to tip the machine on its side or front.
The motor is spring-mounted to provide tension for the belt. Pull the belt down and turn the pulley to remove it from the motor.
Most appliance parts stores stock belts. Note any identifying number on the old belt if you are ordering online.
Put the replacement belt over the motor pulley. Guide it over the larger pulley. Turn the large pulley several revolutions to ensure proper alignment.
Ask your helper to assist you in returning the washer to its normal position. Connect all hoses, and plug in the machine. Open the valves and operate the machine through one cycle without clothes in the tub as a test.
A Maytag dryer belt can be purchased through an authorized dealer, a specific business or a multi-merchant site such as Amazon. Belts are available at each of these sites for various models of Maytag dryers.Full Answer >
To replace a dryer belt, you will need to remove the drum, and place the belt on the idle and drive pulleys located at the back of the machine. Replacing the belt can be completed in about an hour and requires basic tools, such as a screwdriver.Full Answer >
The Clorox HE washing machine cleaner contains water, sodium hypochlorite, sodium chloride, cetyl betaine, sodium carbonate, sodium hydroxide, sodium silicate and sodium xylene sulfonate. The ingredients work to disinfect and remove soils while protecting metal components from corrosion.Full Answer >
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