2018557-1-S-Whirlpool-211125-Drive Belt
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Drive Belt

PartSelect Number PS2018557

This rubber V-style drive belt drives a washer's transmission.

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.
  • Pumps but will not spin.
  • Unusual Noise.
  • Will not agitate.
  • Will not drain.
  • Spins slowly.
  • Shakes and moves.
  • Leaking water.
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Pump Belt

Part Number 2018556

This V-style pump belt is typically used with washing machines that use two belts. This belt is about 40.5" long and 3/8" wide. This pump belt helps turn the pump and to help make the washer agitate properly. It is generally positioned between the motor and the pump.

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81 of 98 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerPeter from Westbury NY

Washer would not start

To see if the lid switch was the problem I first jumped it out and tried to start the washer. That was the problem. I removed the main controll so I could get to the lid switch. I made the mistake of removing the screws all the way out and the metal clip fell into the body of the washer, no problem since I was changing the drive beld anyway. I realized that you do not remove the screws all the way out, you just have to loosen them and then slide out the lid switch & then replace it.

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Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set

CustomerSteven from Rockford MN

Damper pads wore-out and had metal to metal contact which caused the washer to spin out of balance.

1: Disconnected all water and electrical connections.
2: Removed front panel.
3: Disconnected all wires leading from the control panel and removed the top of the washer.
4: Removed the springs that holds the drum down on the damper pads.
5: Flipped washer upside-down so the drum would hang from the bottom of the wash. This made it easy to clean the area since it was full of dirt and ground metal dust.
6: Glued new pads (per the instructions) to the cone that protrudes up from the bottom of the washer and allowed to dry.
7: Lubricated the pads with the provided grease and added additional silicon grease to insure smooth operation.
8: Replaced drive belt.
9: Flipped the washer back up-right and installed the drum springs.
10: Reconnected all wires and attached the top of the washer.
11: Reconnected all electrical and water lines and tested operation.
12: Replaced the front panel.

Washer now runs as quite and smooth as it did when it was new.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerCharles from Whitman MA

Drum would not drain and there was a banging noise when the drum spun

I removed the 2 phillips screws on the bottom of the front panel. Then checked around to find the belts were actually below the floor panel.
I pulled the washing machine away from the wall and tilted it bacwards and found the pump belt was off the pully and the drive belt was badly damaged. I replaced the 2 belts which took no tools and about 3 minutes to accomplish then resecured the front panel, pushed back in place and leveled. Complete repair from diagnosis to back in operation took less than 15 minutes.

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  • Drive Belt

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerBen from Truro AL

Washer wouldn't spin

My washer stopped spinning, even though I could hear the motor running. I did some research and found out there was two belts, opened mine up and it was broken. I replaced the belt in five minutes, start to finish. Now it's running like new.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench(Adjustable)

CustomerDavid from Hartford WI

Washer stopped spinng

I replace the belts - 5 min
I tried to replace the glides...I couldn't figure out how to do that..I took out the motor and and the glide mechanism...but I could not get glide braket separate from the motor mount..so i did not do this
I replace the springs and added 1 extra sping...3 instead of 2..it worked

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerWilliam from Cary IL

Clothes would come out of the spin cycle still wet

First found out where the belts were by tipping the machine backwards and saw that the belts were intact but extremely loose. Ordered two belts (Drive and Pump) . Re-tipped the machine and in less than three minutes, had installed the new belts. I re-hooked the hoses to the back and the machine operated as if new.

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14 of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerKenneth from Sunnyvale CA

Strange noises - drum not always emptying

Found a very stretched, loose pump belt. Was able to pull it off pump pulley and motor pulley easily. Pushed motor assembly toward transmission pulley and removed wider drive belt. Wiped all pulleys clean. There's a double on the motor- one for drive belt, one for pump belt. Removed two hoses from pump using nutdriver. Removed pump. New pump installed. Installed two hoses on new pump. Installed drive new drive belt. Installed pump belt last. Slid pump to near farthest spot in slots. Tested for correct tension by pinching pump belt. Should be able to pinch center so two pump belt sides come within 1/4" of each other just as the spring tensioned motor mount starts to move. Pused washer back into place after external hoses connected. All new hose washers and filters on both hot and cold. Ran, checked for leaks - none! Absolutely perfect. Put front panel back on. No weird noises and drum empties perfectly every time. My wife is so pleased she's doing more loads.

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Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Wrench set

CustomerEVAN from DUXBURY MA

Burning rubber smell

The repair was easy but didn't fix the issue . The transmission was the problem washing machine would no longer agitate

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8 of 9 people found this instruction helpful

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  • Drive Belt

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerPeter from Aurora IL

Agitator would not work

A tension sping on the motor broke, smoking the drive belt.
step1...remove front of the washer to access spring, tip washer back & prop on short 2 x 4 board. 5 minutes
step 2... remove one end of pump belt to get new bely up to drive pulley put on belt using fingers only & replaced the end of the pump belt....2 minutes

step 3...put new spring under motor & hook one end in attaching hole on motor, reach through with pliers to grasp spring to pull end to attach spot on base...1 minute

It took longer to open up the washer front & prop it up that it took to repair it. This is a siper easy repair!

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7 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerDennis from Mount Kisco NY

The washing machine was not completing the cycles, so my lovely wife would have to monitor the cycles and run down stairs to manuly advance the timer.

First I unplugged the AC cord. then removed the back panel using a 6 in 1 screwdriver .(not the most professonal tool made but truly a must to keep in the kitchen draw).Then I removed the timer knob with a little help from common sence I am sure every timer knob has it's own way to come off. Then with the 6 in 1 I had used the nut driver to unseet the timer . Oh yea I had unpluged the electrical conections prior removing the timer.
The new timer went in just as easy as the old one came out.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

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CustomerFranz from Lakeland FL

No water drain

removed old pully, put new one on with hex driver, removed belts, put new belts on and finished.

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10 of 19 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerGeorge from Madison VA

Washer wouldn't spin or drain

removed face of washer and replaced belts. The only problem I had was didn't own any torx security drivers.

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7 of 10 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerROBERT from MORGAN CITY LA

Belt was slipping

The job went fast an well

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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

Parts Used

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerStephan from Yonkers NY

Main drive belt worn

Tilted the machine back on a 45 degree angle while a friend held it tilted I grabbed the pump belt and removed it and then removed the main drive belt by turning it and derailing it off track . but the new belts on using a reverse technique by rerailing the new belts on to the pulleys. pushing the main motor away from the spring tension made it easier . very simple staight forward job. similiar to putting a chain on a bicycle!

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6 of 8 people found this instruction helpful

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerEdward from Stroudsburg PA

Heard squealing sound when washer went into the "spin" mode. Tub did not spin

Replaced the 2 belts according to instructions received with the belts. Very easy repair

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