Almost done getting my LA512 shipshape and installed. Just a question about
belts now. I'm going to replace them, but I noticed a place that said to only
use genuine Maytag belts. Any particular reason besides company profits? Unless
they have some kind of special formulation (a la Kevlar-jacketed like some
variable transmissions use), a Gates or KS of the same length, width, and
profile depth should be just fine.
Not unless you enjoy replacing the motor!!
The Maytag belts are cloth and they slip and act like a clutch when the
washer is running....esp in the spin/drain mode! Regular rubber belts
will grab too quickly and kill the motor.
Drive and pump belts.
Appliance Repair Aid
Sorry if this doesn't appear in the thread, my newsreader didn't pick up
anything for a couple days.
All right, so the Maytag belt is a cloth jacket belt so it can slip. In there
anything special about it? It looks like a normal cloth belt to me, no more
clothier than the average one. Off-the-shelf belts can be bought in either
cloth jacket or open (rubber) side.
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