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how to change belt on Amana Washer #ALW480DAW

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how to change belt on Amana Washer #ALW480DAW
so once you remove the lower front panel, remove the 2 screws at the bottom of the upper front panel and remove the upper front panel. Unplug the washer. Now you can remove the 4 large bolts holding the motor bracket onto the tub support assembly. The entire motor along with the plastic pump on the bottom of the motor will pull off. Remove the 3 screws coming in from the bottom (torx size 15 or 20 I believe) of the pump holding it onto the motor. The pump pulls straight down and off but it's usually stuck pretty good so you'll need to pry it off sometimes. Pry the pump off and then fit the belt on. The belt will straddle the back post of the pump and both leads of the belt run on the left side of the tensioner pulley. Below is a link to a breakdown that shows sort of how the belt will be fitted once installed.


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