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Maytag model mhwe300vw11 front loader door hinge
« on: January 01, 2013, 03:22:14 PM »
Door hinge on our front loader is getting tight. The hinge seems to be binding a bit, is there a lube kit or anything else to try before I spend a $100 on a new hinge. Washer is about 4 years old, wouldn't think the hinge could be bad already. Thanks in advance for any advice!

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Re: Maytag model mhwe300vw11 front loader door hinge
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 04:22:16 PM »
I have tried to clean and lube a few different hinges on front load washers, but after a few call backs it's just not worth it for me to try anymore.

I'm afraid you will find sooner or later the hinge will need to be replaced, part # 8183202

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Re: Maytag model mhwe300vw11 front loader door hinge
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 05:00:07 PM »
Thanks AJ, I was afraid of that. Do you see a lot of these particular hinges going bad?

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Re: Maytag model mhwe300vw11 front loader door hinge
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 05:03:44 PM »
A few, but I would not say a lot of them. About how old is your washer?
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Re: Maytag model mhwe300vw11 front loader door hinge
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 06:16:50 PM »
The washer is 3 or 4 years old. I watched the repair video, and the door swings open pretty easily on their door. I take it there is no rebuild kits for these? The door opens easily to the 3/4 open position, that's where the the door binds.

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Re: Maytag model mhwe300vw11 front loader door hinge
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 06:28:16 PM »
Nope, no rebuild kit.
I notice on some that I replace that the door sags too. Have seen them sag to the point that the door has to be lifted up a bit in order for it to latch close.
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Re: Maytag model mhwe300vw11 front loader door hinge
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 08:19:11 PM »
Thanks again for the info!

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Re: Maytag model mhwe300vw11 front loader door hinge
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2013, 01:48:52 PM »
Door hinge on our front loader is getting tight. The hinge seems to be binding a bit, is there a lube kit or anything else to try before I spend a $100 on a new hinge. Washer is about 4 years old, wouldn't think the hinge could be bad already. Thanks in advance for any advice!

I ran into the same thing on my Maytag 3000 Series and after unsuccessfully trying to lube the hinge, I found this one pertinent post.  Well, since it looked like the only option would be to spend $100.00 to get another inferiorly designed hinge, I broke out the trusty propane torch for the good ol one last try.  It worked.  This may not work for all hinge binding problems since there could be multiple area's that are causing the hinge to bind.  Mine was binding on one of the two main hinge pins nearest to the door.  I figure it was either the plastic bushings that swelled or the pot metal hinge or pin got a bur on it.  Either way, I slowly heated the hinge pin housing while moving the door gently back and forth until eventually it loosened up and is working fine.

For those of you who try this, please turn on all of your common sense when working with fire.  Do not melt the plastic bushings, the plastic door, or burn your house down.  Burning yourself a little though is a great way to learn how to play with fire the next time.  Good luck DIYers.

 

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