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Offline AlleyCat

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Washer not spinning fast enough?
« on: January 06, 2009, 11:09:56 AM »
Hi! I'm new to this website so don't know if I'm posting this correctly. I, too, have the same problem with my washer, MAYTAG, Model # MAV7700AWW. I had a repairman here who tried to replace the belt. It still didn't spin fast and sometimes with a regular load, (I can only maybe wash 3 pairs of pants at a time), it wouldnt spinn at all. He said that it was the transmission and suggested that I just get a new washer. I dont know if thats necessary as otherwise, the machine works well. Any suggestions?

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Re: Washer not spinning fast enough?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009, 01:50:42 PM »
Hi,

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I'm new to this website so don't know if I'm posting this correctly.

The correct way would have been to start a new topic.

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Start your own topic and reference the other topic related to your issue.


I went ahead and made your post into a new topic for you.  O0

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Re: Washer not spinning fast enough?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009, 02:11:12 PM »
You probably need a new thrust bearing kit underneath. It releases the brake so the unit will spin, especially under a load. Instructions are in the kit and no weird tools are needed to replace the parts. All done from underneath or sitting on the floor.

Part # 12002213 Thrust Bearing Kit, AP4009132


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Re: Washer not spinning fast enough still
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2009, 07:51:37 PM »
I had the repairman replace the thrust bearing kit yet the washer is just not spinning to the speed that it needs to be. Since then, I have also had the water pump replaced. The repairman said that he replaced the belt a month or so ago but just replaced the belt that was on it rather than look up my model number to see what belt really should be used. I am wondering if that is the problem. The washer can't take a normal or heavy load; it just won't spin at all.
I have been washing just small loads and the washer spins slightly but never enough to get the water out of the clothes.

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Re: Washer not spinning fast enough?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 04:05:29 AM »
Maybe it is time for a new transmission.  35-6615

The belt that was installed should have been a 22003483.



MAYTAG AMANA 35-6615 Ht Transmission, AP4373431






Part # 22003483 Washer Drive Belt, AP4029079


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Re: Washer not spinning fast enough?
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 06:53:38 AM »
I would tip the washer back, remove the belts, and turn the tranny pulley in the spin direction. Cam should rise and tranny will turn without a lot of effort. If not, the brakes are not releasing all the way and the thrust washers will need to be adjusted.
 If it turns freely, you probably have a bad clutch in the tranny.

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Re: Washer not spinning fast enough?
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009, 07:51:04 AM »
If it turns freely, you probably have a bad clutch in the tranny.

Huh? You found a clutch in that transmission?

Two misconceptions:
1. The Atlantis has only one belt
2. The thrust bearing kit shown above  is the clutch.

The problem appears to be transmission related. Maytag changed this tranny to a hi-torque design in mid production. The new tranny is a faster, quieter product with less failures.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2009, 07:54:51 AM by Repair-man »
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Re: Washer not spinning fast enough?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2009, 08:16:31 AM »
Ok, I stand corrected, am rather unfamiliar with the different Maytag washers.

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Re: Washer not spinning fast enough or not at all
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2009, 09:42:13 PM »
Repairman- Thank you for your help. How expensive is the tranny and how long does it take to replace it? I am wondering if its worth the expense or if I should just get a new one. The washer spins sporatically yet never as fast as it should. There are times that the washer fills, washes, empties, but doesn't spin. If I let it sit for a half hour or so and set it to spin, it may spin somewhat.

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Re: Washer not spinning fast enough?
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2009, 09:49:15 PM »
Is the tranny easy enough for me to replace with no experience in doing this or should I just throw up the towel, (no pun intended), and go buy a new washer???

 

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