Author Topic: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes  (Read 8875 times)

Offline hookcapn

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #70 on: September 26, 2013, 04:55:44 PM »
Alas I am in the process of cutting off the mounting stem. Taking it slow and steady. Or bit by bit.


If it doesn't come off, I won't be able to fix the unit. Nothing to lose at this point.


My wife is looking at new machines over my protests.



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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #71 on: September 26, 2013, 07:21:21 PM »
I have drilled a few out. If you chisel the edge all around after drilling a few holes, the base will come loose. Then I start on the top edge and try to drill up the side and split it. Looking at the new stem kit you can see how deep it is and such. Also remove the center seal and can see down from the top if you haven't done so.

Offline Kel1guy

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #72 on: September 27, 2013, 08:57:35 AM »
I hope that the delay in posting means you succeeded in getting the mounting stem off and on with needed repairs.   If not.... you already have the new mounting stem... assy... I might even be tempted to use a medium sized pipe wrench on this rascal to try and free it from the transmission threads.   
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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #73 on: September 27, 2013, 09:00:19 AM »
Just getting ready to attack it again.I have aabout 40% off
Will try all of the above

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #74 on: September 27, 2013, 07:53:01 PM »
Good news. The mounting stem is removed.
I think I see what the difficulty was, missing threads or is that the design.


Bad news. I believe that I was not as delicate as I should have been and mangled the shaft.


pictures attached


Before going any further, do I have a bucket of parts or a way out?


I replaced the injector parts 2 years ago.










Offline Kel1guy

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #75 on: September 27, 2013, 09:20:19 PM »
At this point seeing all the severe damage... I personally would go to a local appliance repair shop and see if they had an Old Maytag transmission lying around and replace the upper half of the transmission.  I always had 3 or more sitting complete un-rebuilt units around when working in the shop.  It is best to look in the yellow pages and find some fella close by that sells USED washing machines.  (check classifide ads,  penny saver and the local dump recycling centers also) He may even sell you the whole transmission.  Even if he has the new style that looks like a differential you can use that one also.  I would not return the one your working on to service without replacing the agitator shaft and upper transmission cover.
 
Transmission PN your looking for is PN 2-3438  I hate using another competitors link but here:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/09-transmission-parts-for-maytag-a612.html 
 
Any brand new transmission is the orbital type unless you can find a source with New Old Stock NOS.    New transmission type is PN   W10172457
 
Additionally... seeing this much water damage the radial bearing in the brake assy in the base of the unit is also probably no good.  The brake has a set screw on the upper side of the base that must be removed before turning the brake with a strap wrench even though their is another special tool spanner that your supposed to use in the shape of a C with 2 plates that fit top and bottom of the brake housing grasping 2 of the brake screws to turn it.   
 
Radial Bearing is PN 200835
 
Looks like your in a worst case scenario here... Personally if the base and tub(s) are in good shape I would try to find the parts to fix this unit as it will give you another 20 years of service with lite to med, usage. 
 
Kelly

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #76 on: September 27, 2013, 10:13:27 PM »
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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #77 on: September 28, 2013, 09:43:59 AM »
If you switch to the orbital transmission, also get the agitator that comes with it. The transmission that you have puts out a bigger slower arc so the agitator base is larger. The orbital agitates with a quicker shorter arc  and uses an agitator with a smaller base.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #78 on: September 28, 2013, 03:41:44 PM »
Thanks Bailey your absolutely correct the agitator must also be switched. 
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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #79 on: October 06, 2013, 03:31:48 PM »
Curiosity has be pondering the final outcome...??? Repair or... New Washer?
Kelly

 

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