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Maytag Washer LAT9734AAE drive belt melting

Julien P

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Joined
Oct 28, 2021
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Location
Vermont
Model Number
LAT9734AAE
Brand
Maytag
Age
More than 10 years
Hi folks, my maytag top load washer model LAT9734AAE is burning through the drive belt around the motor pulley during the wash cycle. I changed the belts and still notice the burning smell.
The water pump belt is fine, so I wonder what could cause that problem. I'm guessing something is making a resistance on the drive belt, making the motor pulley spin inside it. It is that something I'm searching for.

Any help is appreciated !
Thank you, Julien
 

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Jake

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Take the drive belt off and turn the transmission pulley counter clockwise AND the agitator moves, there should not be much resistance when you turn it, if its hard to turn check for something caught under the agitator, if you find nothing under the agitator then your transmission is the cause of this issue.

Here's the transmission for your model:
Transmission 6-2097750


Jake
 
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