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Magic Chef won't spin


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#1 cbixel

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:10 AM

I have an 8 year old Magic Chef washing machine that won't spin.  It will agitate and the rest of the cycle seems to run just fine.  Turning the washer on it side so tht I can see the belt on the bottom reveals that the motor is working and the belt is fine, but seems very loose.  I can move the motor with my hands to make the belt tighter or looser.  Is this simply a case where the motor needs to be positioned so that the belt is tight, or is there some tensioning system that allows the  motor to spin and then moves the motor to tighten it up at the correct times?I

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#2 ApplianceTerminator

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:21 PM

The motor is on a slide kit and should move freely side to side ... I would have to go with a thrust bearing kit first  ... If its in a basement thats really damp is also possible that brake is frozen    but the first thing is normally the thrust bearing kit (assembly) ....   just make sure that the belt isnt  glazed to hell and not spinning the pulley... Maytag came out (admiral) with a new thrust bearing kit so you dont have to line up all the damn washer underneath on the main pulley....

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 04:55 PM

Thanks for the advice.  After fiddling with it a bit, the spin cycle seems to be working again.  Would this indicate that the belt may be glazed like you said?  If so, I imagine that replacement is in order?




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