Author Topic: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos  (Read 1324 times)

Offline dentdaddy

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WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« on: January 22, 2013, 11:27:38 AM »
MVWB300WQ1: the basket will no longer float and agitate so I am trying to remove the basket and clean up the shaft so it will move freely along the basket. The problem is I cannot get the basket out. Any suggestions or tricks? I have soaked the shaft for several days with WD40 to no avail.
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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013, 11:52:34 AM »
Buy a new coupling, Take a chisel to the plastic coupling,  i had to do a couple like that.

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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013, 12:28:38 PM »
I've got that part off, and the shaft and "agitator" is all that remains.
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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 12:29:26 PM »
NO, NOT the agitator, but the bottom part of tub... Sorry.
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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 04:48:22 PM »
From the bottom, remove the rotor & stator. Remove the shaft nut. Then have a "helper" pull/lift on the basket while you "whale away" on the bottom end of the shaft with a BIG hammer. Once you have the basket & shaft out, drive the shaft out of the bottom of the tub with the big hammer. Install a new shaft & bearing kit & you should be good to go.

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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2013, 04:29:59 AM »
Use a BFH>
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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2013, 10:49:41 AM »
Get mean with it :D
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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2013, 12:39:36 PM »
Thanks guys, as Scrapiron suggested, she came right out. This is my first shaft and bearing replacement, so I've ordered the part kit as well as the tool.
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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 01:22:57 AM »
Big hammer,  big results.    I remember the days when everything was metal,  and you would pull out Mr. Blowtorch.    A little heat always helped,   but with this new crap,   everything has plastic in in.   Can't use torch on plastic.
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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2013, 05:06:05 PM »
That went well. I'm surprised they don't have you put more grease in than the instructions call for. Took me roughly an hour, hope to cut that time way down on the next one. Thankfully with this kit we should be able to repair more of these and make some bank off them. XD
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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2013, 09:26:42 PM »
I've done three of them Dentdaddy.    They have all been relativly easy.  Like you said,  make some $$$$ on these.    With people having spent up to 1200 on these new,  they are willing to spend a good buck to fix.   Out of curiosity,   how much are you charging for the bearing job?   I'm going at 250+tax right now.   What do you guys think?
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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2013, 07:16:48 AM »
This job was discounted a little and it went for $299, but I intend to get about $30 more in the future. I am with you, they paid a lot for these when new and anything comparable is going to be $700+, so we all ought to be able make a little bank.
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Re: WPL Cabrio/Maytag Bravos
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2013, 01:44:25 AM »
So around 330.   Sounds reasonable.    I know for a fact,   they sold a ton of these around here.    I've talked with the appliance guys at Lowes,  Home Depot,  and several other local appliance stores.    I have a good relationship with several of them,  give my customers recomendations where to go.    They told me they sold alot of these the last few years.    I'm just going to flat-rate this job.    I think I've setteled on my charge for this job -  310 + tax.   
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