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re: Maytag MAV 5000AWW


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#1 daboss

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 02:33 PM

Aloha Folks-
new to your forum what a great place for help.
My wife and I have a Maytag MAV5000AWW washer. It stopped spinning and agitating recently. So, I thought I would do the easy and least expensive item first:
The belt. The old belt was thin-worn out, there was dust and belt material on all 3 pulleys. Also the small plastic pulley it looked like some of the drive belt
melted onto it as it had a layer of the drive belt on it. So, I cleaned everything up and put on the new belt. The main - large pulley turns freely (is it supposed to
move freely both ways). I also replaced the hot/cold water hoses at the same time.
Machine turns on, cycles it sounds like it could be agitating and spinning but it is not. It does fill up no problem and it does pump out the water fine. So, I am assuming
that the pump is all right.

Is there something else that could be holding it back from both spinning and agitating? I have tools and am willing to give this a go if you could help to point me in the
right direction. Look forward to all advice. Thank you so much.
Mahalo,
glen

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 03:05 PM

if the machine fills to the set level and the motor is running
to agitate check underneath and see if the large center transmission
pulley is turning. If it is and the agitator isn't going back and forth then
you have a bad transmission...time to buy another machine.

If the large pulley isnt turning but the motor is running then the belt is slipping on the motor pulley.
Those plastic motor pulley go bad and melt as you described and may be your problem, and if so,
you can't buy the "exact" replacement pulley w/o buying the motor...but, the is another belt and
pulley combination that can be used if you find that this is your problem.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 01:00 AM

Aloha Appl.tech29501-
thank you for your reply. how can I check with water in the machine to see if the motor is running but the belt is not moving?
As you know, everything is on the bottom. What types of checks would you do or how could you check the machine for this
problem?

Also, is there are way to tighten the tension on the 3 pulleys to make it grip the belt if that is the problem?

Again, thank you for your reply and any advice and/or tricks-tests you can inform me on would be great.
Mahalo,
glen

if the machine fills to the set level and the motor is running
to agitate check underneath and see if the large center transmission
pulley is turning. If it is and the agitator isn't going back and forth then
you have a bad transmission...time to buy another machine.

If the large pulley isnt turning but the motor is running then the belt is slipping on the motor pulley.
Those plastic motor pulley go bad and melt as you described and may be your problem, and if so,
you can't buy the "exact" replacement pulley w/o buying the motor...but, the is another belt and
pulley combination that can be used if you find that this is your problem.

Let us know.



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Posted 02 July 2011 - 01:35 AM

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