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 Posted: Thu Dec 22nd, 2005 08:40 pm
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Mad Mac

Joined: Wed Mar 30th, 2005
Location: Moorpark (via Motherwell, Scotland), California USA
Posts: 1433
Pump removal - bigger hammer time. Don't force the new pump on, file the corrosion off the motor shaft to get it to fit.

Belt - use ONLY the authorised factory replacement. This is critical to correct operation on these machines (belt slips during pump-out to prevent the water centrifuging out of the top of the tub).

Other preventative maintenance - check for signs of water leakage down through the centre seal. If so, quit now. This is NOT a repair anyone wants to do. It's probably worthwhile replacing the spring on the idler pulley while you're at it ( item number 542701, only $1!). There was a revised version of this spring brought out a few years back to help with "aggressive spin" (see above). Also check the idler pulley itself for smooth operation and wear, although I've never had an issue with them.

Timer is item number 541652, around $82. Buy your parts from the link at the bottom of the page, it supports the site plus you can return any item for any reason for a full refund less postage.

Mad Mac....Pray to God he's out there....somewhere.