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Offline theoldstoveguy

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #40 on: September 19, 2013, 06:54:04 PM »
Yes it was! The year my oldest was born, still sold Maytags and customers were a plenty and pay was good.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2013, 11:57:40 AM »
So far:
Agitator out with rope trick
Inner tub clamping nut cut off
Clamping nut washer removed
Removed Agitator drive shaft seal retaining ring
Not sure how to remove next washer
Front of unit removed
Preparing to remove tub cover clamp by using penetrating oil

Took pictures of current inner tub status as well as a view of under the outer tub, which appears good to me.

Questions :
1 Does Agitator drive shaft washer and seal lift off with tub?
2 Any tips on stubborn top cover clamp screw?
3 After removing cover, how to proceed?

Never did this before but not afraid to pursue, so need to ask basic questions.  :D

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #42 on: September 20, 2013, 11:58:37 AM »
Jim Doris aka hookcapn

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2013, 12:05:31 PM »
Should I replace the belts after 27 years while I am in so deep.
Bailey,  do I need to remove transmission to suck out and add grease

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2013, 12:31:55 PM »
Tub cover off


How to proceed from here, any suggestions?

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2013, 07:02:39 PM »
Now the washtub should lift off.Then remove the tub seal. It unscrews with reverse threads. There is a set screw that you need to remove first.Then remove the lower part of the seal. It looks like a bellow. It will come off with a good pull. Then remove the air dome which is on the outside of the tub at the right rear corner. Then the tub to pump hose and finally the three bolts holding the tub to the three legs.Do all that and then get ready for more instructions.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2013, 07:12:08 PM »
Remove inner tub,remove set screw holding stem kit in place. remove stem kit remember left hand thread.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2013, 08:18:36 AM »
What is the current repair progress?  There is more that can be done to remove the agitator even if you have broken it the splined elastometic piece can stay put on the transmission agitator shaft.   The transmission may also be contaminated with water.  If it is you will need to remove it drain and clean it and re-service.  There is an o-ring that is on the drive shaft side that should also be changed.  Changing that Oring is not for the first timer as it is very difficult to remove and replace.  You have to remove small the nylon drive gear after first removing a short vertical locking pin that locks the retaining screw head in place.  Then there are 2 washers one of them copper colored that nieed to also be lifted off to gain access to the Oring.  I flatten a piece of 1/8 in round brass rod and use that to push down on the oring from to to dislodge it. 
reinstalling the oring youhave to place the drive shaft back in the bottom of the transmission until it is flush with the bottom of the oring retaining area then push it into place with a DULL object.  The reason you changed the oring is it gets hard and also leaks onto the large drive pulley and then eventally ends up on the floor along with greasing the belts to where they too would need changed.
   
I can do step by step if need be but the whole task it pretty involved.  Some of old timers would love to dive into this one and bring it back to life.   As one poster stated... They will last forever if you maintain them.   

All of the above is required because the grease seal at the top of the tub mount started leaking and the oring on the ring of the "agitator" drive shaft wore out or got hard.   There is SPECIAL spanner tool with 4 lock tabs required to remove the stem seal. NOTE you must remove the allen locking set screw FIRST before attempting to remove the tub mount above the TUB seal. 
Kelly

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2013, 08:39:35 AM »
Parts that were due today, now delayed until Monday. :(
Usually parts arrive quicker than expected.


Awaiting Spanner wrench #1590 & tub seal #1478842




Should I be ordering other parts?


Inner tub is out.
Can't go much further on stem without spanner.
Will remove outer tub hoses an loosen three bolts in the meantime.


Thanks for input so far. Don't leave me now.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2013, 02:40:38 PM »
Take a good look at the outer tub to drain hose and the hose from the water inlet valve to the tub cover.  Older hoses crack (lower hose) and the inlet hose tears where is mates to the tub cover hole.  Also inside the injector... that is an air gap between the inlet water hose and the inlet hose there is a rubber piece that has a plastic round tapered / triangular insert inside/ The rubber hose piece get hard.  Most of the time I order / purchase the injector kit and tub to pump hose.  Sometimes when you open the transmission you will note the nylon drive gear is worn.  You will not know if you need this gear until you get the top of the transmission removed.  To remove the transmission once the outer tub is removed you must remove the large drive pulley.  First remove the rubber cap covering the center of the pulley.  NOTE and pay attention to this step. BEFORE you remove the philipps screw holding the splined locking pawl / pulley retaining tab..... Rotate the large pulley by hand one way will turn freely rotating the agitator shaft. Reversing pulley rotation the other way it will be hard to turn and you with some effort see the tranmission spin.  You will see a noticeable gap between the pawl tab and the pulley tab with the pulley rotated in the direction that would cause the tub to spin.  When you eventually reinstall the transmission and pulley YOU MUST ensure you have that same gap.  Otherwise it may not spin at all or... the tub brake will not work causing the tub to coast to a stop vs being normally braked to a stop.  The drive pulley locking / retaining pawl is removed by gently working your way around it with a flat blade screwdriver and lifting it off.  At this pont rotate the pulley and it will spin off.  Transmission will now lift out of the brake assembly.  Once reoved check the radial bearing in the top of the brake assy for corrosion and wear.  If the 
bearing is bad... you will have to remove the brake to change the "radial Bearing"  Another special / one time use tool required to remove the brake assy.  There is also an allen set locking screw holding the brake assy. thread in place.  If your washer was noisy (roar or rumble) during the spin cycle or has leaked water underneath the machine for a long time this bearing has to be changed. 
 
Each machine has differnent repair needs but the above are the most common. One more thing to check is the rollers for the floating motor mount.  With the belt on reach inderneath the unit and at mid point pinch the belt together.  Then release it.  The belt should start to retension.  If it does not the rollers / mount glides will need replaced.  Old rollers were nylon / teflon and round.  New part for mount is a square teflon peice that mounts where old round rollers (4 each) were.   If the rollers are bad I usually change the 2 mount springs also.   
     
I am way ahead of your repair needs here... but these steps apply to all A106 through A806 models.  There was also an elecronic A906 model that is very rare but the same as stated above.   
 
I can not emphasize enough that you check the washer base for grease on the belt side.... If you see grease has been thrown all the way to the outside of the washer base frame that pesky transmission oil o-ring seal on the drive shaft side got hard and is leaking.  Any new oil you add via transmission repair will just slowly leak out. 
 
DO NOT forget to order the transmisson cover gasket.  NOTE... when reinstalling the transmission cover do NOT over tighten the cover cap screws (bolts).  You will severely damage the threads in the tranmission base. Good luck on installing a new insert....!!!
 
If the belts are hard... like very hard... change them. 
 
Let us know if you need more assistance...
Kelly

 

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