Q re Speed Queen/Amana DA3211 Washer repair
Top loading Washing Machine: Speed Queen DA3211
I rarely find info pertaining to a Speed Queen DA3211 but do for Amana DA3211. My understanding is that Maytag, Amana, Speed Queen are made by the same manufacturer and also, based on an owners manual I found for the Amana DA3211, I'll assume they are the same.
Can anyone direct me to where a service/repair manual for an Amana/Speed Queen DA3211 might be available?
My current problem is that it (sometimes does but) doesn't always drain properly. Haven't yet found any particular pattern. It seems to fill with rinse water though the wash water hasn't yet drained which, of course then, with the extra weight, creates a vicious cycle of not be able to spin up to speed sufficient to drain, etc..
I figured the first thing to do is check and, if necessary, clear the outlet hose, the hose leading to the pump or the pump itself. What is the best way to remove the hoses from the pump? The hose clamp location seems rather inaccessible. Is it suggested to first remove the pump in order to gain access to the attached hoses with the pump off? If so, what is the correct way to remove the pump?
- Also, how tight should the pump drive belt be? As is, I can, with thumb and finger, easily pinch together to touch each other. I havent yet seen a way to way to increase belt tension.
Thanks for any help.