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    Default Maytag washer is burning drive belts.

    Hello, I have a long-winded series of events for my Maytag top loader washing machine, but I'll just keep this short with the following question:
    Model: Maytag LAT8714AAM
    Serial: A0315312KZ

    When the washer is running on spin cycle, the drive belt is not turning and excessive friction builds up between the motor pulley and the drive belt, it makes a ton of burnt rubber smoke and ruins the belt. So, should the drive belt be slowly turning when the machine is in spin cycle??

    I have a long write-up that I'll post here to give more specific info. I appreciate anyone who can give me some tips and advice. Have a happy Thanksgiving! Thank you.

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    Hi,

    Yes, the drive belt should start to slowly turn your inner tub when its draining.

    Tilt your washer back and try to turn your drive belt by hand, if it seems hard to turn, then you either have something caught between your outer tub & inner tub, or your main tub bearing has gone bad and is seizing up.

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    Hi Jake, thanks for the reply. I will give it another test tonight, but i remember the large transmission/drum pulley turning freely with no belts connected, but I'll check it again. If the drum bearing is failing then is that a replaceable part?


    Thanks for the response I appreciate any advice I can get.

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    Yes, its replaceable, but its a big job to do it.

    Here's the parts diagram for your model:
    LAT8714AAM
    Diagram#7 Part location#23 & #29 is the 2 parts that would need to be replaced.

    Here's a guide on how to change them:
    http://www.applianceaid.com/tub_seal_replacement.html

    Jake
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