A week or so ago I had a problem with my Maytag.......I smelled rubber
burning and at the same time heard a squealing sound. It also appeared
that the tub didn't want to spin and empty out.
I posted here about my problem.........
This washer is a top loading Maytag, model A308/A308S. I thought it was
at least 15 years ago....in reality I bought it new 26 years ago...it's
faithfully served a family of 2 since
then, never needing any repairs or adjustments.
To fix the squealing problem, I tipped the washer on its side, and
tightened the belt that run between the 2 small pulleys. I think thats
the "pump" drive. It was quite loose. The other belt was not as
loose, so I left it alone.
After tightening the one belt, all seemed to be ok at first. We used
the washer in a normal fashion for several days, did numerous loads.
Filling and draining was normal, tub spun fast and quietly........then
we noticed that the agitator didn't move back and forth very
vigorously. It was very "lazy".....just kinda gently moved, nothing
like what is necessary to get clothes clean. Nothing like the sharp
"jerk"... back and forth that it usta do.
Could it be that the other belt needs tightening? The one that goes to
the larger pulley? Or is this a belt thing at all?
When I tightened the one belt, I turned all the pulleys, and they all
seemed free, no heavy drag or grinding sounds.
I would appreciate any comments or help that you folks can give me.
Thank you..... Lee Carkenord