pulley came off; machine started smoking

ApplianceAmana Washer

ModelLWA18AW

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set
Wrench set

Matthew From Middleburg, PA

May 09, 2012

took front of washer off;took sheetmetal bolts out of the base and lifted sheetmetal surround. disconnected filler hose and water level tube, took sheet metal jacket completely off machine and disconnected 4 of the 6 drum tensioner springs. Tilted drum back at 45 degree angle and removed pump unit. Changed tensioner pulley and drive belt. Reassembled works great! Thank You. We got the machine for free from our my inlaws because it made a funny noise. We ran it for a year with the funny noise and it worked great til one evening it just got tired and quite. We were going to go buy a new washer the next day but decided to go online first and check about parts; Glad we did;only cost $80 to fix! Thanks again!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Thrust Washer

Part Number: PS333174

$4.46
In Stock

Retaining Ring

Part Number: PS2025108

$2.70
In Stock

Spin Belt

Part Number: PS2027742

$31.30
In Stock

Idler Pulley Wheel

Part Number: PS2040929

$18.77
On Order

Idler Pulley Shaft

Part Number: PS2053314

$11.02
In Stock