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Jesse Long, Home Appliance Technician
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Magtag washer model sav205daww, after replacing the drive ...

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Magtag washer model sav205daww, after replacing the drive belt, and one good spin it makes a racheting noise, and seem like the motor is turning the wrong way. fills and and agiates fine just problem w/ spin cycle.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 9 years ago.

Hi Diana;

Does your machine have a brand name? ie: Maytag Atlantis, or something like that?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to The Home Smithy's Post: maytag legacy
top loader
model SAV205DAWW
Expert:  Jesse Long replied 9 years ago.
There are a couple possibilities here.
The first one is that belt is not on the right way. Let me explain. When you took off the old one, did you look to see which way it runs around the pump? In other words, the belt goes around the outside of one support, but inside another. Is it hitting one of the supports? Is it twisted in some way? Is it on the left side of the idler pulley?

If you can not find something wrong with the belt, then there is something wrong with either the pump or transmission, most likely being the pump. A lot of times something small gets in there, be it a hair pin or some small metal piece, and it makes a racket. You will have to run it and listen to differentiate between the two.

As for the backwards motor, when it goes into agitate, it spins one way. When it goes to spin, it goes the other way.

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