I'll apologize up front if this begins to ramble...
In question is a 20 YO Maytag A110 washing machine, this model has the
double drive belts, one for the 'tub' and the other for the water pump...
Over the last few weeks the machine has gotten progressively 'noisier',
which just recently included a slapping' noise. A quick inspection of the
belts and I see the 'cords' coming thru the H2O pump belt. Changing out the
belts did not solve the noise, nor the 'slapping' sound.
After changing the belts, while doing a load of laundry, all of the sudden
the 'noise' disappeared. Only sound remaining was the hum of the motor and a
metallic rattling sound. Turns out the H2O pump belt was 'thrown' off the
Deducing that with the pump belt off and the 'noise' gone, I replaced the
pump. Put it all back together and all I've accomplished is lightening my
wallet by $50...
I have now removed the motor and have a question about the pulley assembly
mounted at the bottom end of the motor shaft. This is a two pulley assembly,
held onto the shaft by a set screw. Of the two pulleys, the top (larger of
the two) is solid. Both 'flanges' are solidly affixed to one another. The
bottom pulley is not. Where as the upper flange is solidly affixed to the
upper pulley. The lower flange is loose... Designed this way? or should this
be one solid unit?
While I have the dryer apart, any appliance gurus out there have any
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