2018261-1-S-Whirlpool-21001950-Motor with Pulley
2018261-1-S-Whirlpool-21001950-Motor with Pulley 2018261-2-S-Whirlpool-21001950-Motor with Pulley 2018261-3-S-Whirlpool-21001950-Motor with Pulley http://www.partselect.com/Schematics/Maytag/55028.gif

Motor with Pulley

PartSelect Number PS2018261

This motor is a 2 speed, 1/2 HP, 120V, 60Hz.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Burning smell.
  • Will Not Start.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Noisy.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Will not drain.
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128 of 163 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used:
  • Motor with Pulley
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Michael from Warminster, PA

The belt and pulley on the drive motor broke

unplug the washer. Removed the top of the washer by removing the hold scews and tabs on the upper back. Place a scew drive under the front and pry up to release the snap tabs. Then the front panel by removing the two screws on top and lift the panel up to expose the motor at bottom front. Remove the motor cover (plastic)and motor from the base, replace the pulley on the shaft (you may need to break or pry the old pulley off) install the new pulley making sure it is all the way up the shaft locking the tabs into the shat groove. Reinstallmotor to the base. To replace the belt, tilted the unit backwards to access the pulleys from the bottom and installed.
Note: it ios easier to install the belt fully on the two smaller puleys attcahed to the drive motor and pump and then wrap as much as you can around the larger drum pulley. Hold the belt in one hand and turn the drum pulley clockwise with the other and the belt will follow and install. reverse steps to reassemble.

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Parts Used:
  • Motor with Pulley
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: leighton from staten island, NY

Broken motor pulley

i removed the plastic cover.then i disconnected the harnest.i then removed the 2 screws and took the motor out. i took a hack saw blade and made a mark in the old pulley. i then took a screw driver and put it in the crack and tapped on it and the old pulley fell apart. i then put on the new pulley and reconnect the motor. i then reconnect the belt.my washer is working great.it was so easy and i save myself some money in the process.

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Parts Used:
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: Less than 15 mins
Tools: Pliers
Customer: Jose A from Kissimmee, FL

Motor pulley burn and belt too

I pull out the motor pulley and put the new one then put belt on. but looks like the water pump its bad and I will have to order from you. Your service its the best I ever had ordering and deliver A+++++

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Parts Used:
  • Motor with Pulley
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Socket set
Customer: Steve from Jacksonville, FL

Unit stopped washing during cycle

Removed the 2 screws on the front panel after unplugging the unit. Removed the 2 screws on the safety cover and removed the wiring coupling. Removed the 2 bolts that was holding down the belt adjuster. Fed adjuster around pully wheel after removing belt. Installed new motor and re-assembled in reverse of disassembly. Plugged in unit and tested motor. Unit still operating satisfactory. Wash about 5 loads everyday. Large family

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Parts Used:
  • Motor with Pulley
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Socket set
Customer: Ron from Norfolk, VA

Knocking and squealing noise then motor hum

Removed the control panel, top and front panels to access the motor. Removed the motor and inspected. The motor looked fine. Leaned machine back and remove the brake cover following the directions posted by others on this website. Discovered grease and grime on the friction brake, which did not look right. The grease must have slung off of the transmission shaft. Wiped the brake clean with a dry rag and put machine back together. Machine did not run, motor only hummed. I replaced the motor only and the machine now works fine. My feeling is the grease caused the brake to stick and every time the motor started up, the sticking brake put a strain on the motor. Over time this cause the motor to burn up. Machine is only 6 years old. Sounds like a design flaw.

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