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I have an Amana washer mod. LWA65AL. While fixing an outer

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I have an Amana washer mod. LWA65AL. While fixing an outer tub seal leak I replaced the
belt with a hardware store belt,now the leak has stopped it will agitate but when it tries
to spin it trips the protection on the motor. Since then I have replaced the motor and
timer with the same results.

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Why did you use a hardware store belt on the unit?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I had already placed the order for the seals and thought I sould be able to get one localy.

The problem is that this is a specially made belt to allow it to slip until it comes up to speed, even though it may look the same as a regular belt.. So there is excessive drag to soon when it goes into spin and trips the motor protector, replacing the belt with the correct one will make this problem go away...

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