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Amana Top Load Washer Model# ALW880QAW, Procedure for installing new belt.

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I went to install a new belt (27001006) thinking it would be a slam dunk.  Well, it looks like I need to remove the drain pump to get the belt on the motor pulley?  If so, do I need to get a short screw driver to get the 3 screws off the drain pump?  Is there an easier way to get the belt on?

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I completely remove the motor from the tub base to replace the belt, it's alot easier. There are 4  1/2 inch bolts holding the motor to the tub base.

 

Yes, the water pump does need to be removed from the motor because of the way the belt is routed.

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Yep, thats the only way to do it. Remove the motor/pump and flip it upside down. I believe the screws are a T-20 torx. If the old belt is still in one piece just pay attention to how it is routed around the pump leggs.

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That was my next question because the old belt was broke.  It looks like the belt would actually straddle on of the pump legs, is that correct?

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Check your idler pulley and your transmission pulley by hand and make sure they aren't binding. There is a reason why the belt broke.



Next time I replace a belt on one of these, I should take a picture of how the belt is routed and post it in here.

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I was wondering about what could be stressing the belt, because they had the belt replaced last year.  Is there some mechanism that I can adjust the alignment?

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