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Offline JohnR

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Maytag Washer
« on: February 13, 2009, 03:21:46 PM »
Hi all,

I have this 7 year old washer that has two issues. 1) high pitch squeal at the end of the rinse cycle. 2) which just happened the tub stopped spinning. Are they related? What parts should I order to fix this myself? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
John

Model MAV7600AWW

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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 06:16:08 PM »
Check your pump. That might be a pump bearing beginning to give way.
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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 06:23:42 PM »
The belt is on the very bottom. Tip the washer back a tad. No tools needed to remove or install the belt. Get the belt off and turn that pump by hand. If it seems stiff that could be an indicator. There may be something in the pump making the noise too, like for instance the old bra underwire/shoulder supporter thingy.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2009, 06:25:31 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 08:18:32 PM »
Thanks for the replies!! I did get the drum spinnig. It seems the sensor was stuck, so it wasn't telling it to spin. That is working, I'll check the pump, which it seems like I will need a new one. One more kicker and this all started at once, I'm leaking water as soon as I add cloths to the drum it appears to be pouring out of the main seal. It is a blue calk that connects one part of the transmission to the other part. it is pouring out like a waterfall. Is that involved?

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John

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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 09:06:01 PM »
pump bearing more likely
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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2009, 01:38:27 AM »

The brake assembly on all Performa and Atlantiswashers is subject to squealing from time to time. This is considered normal by the engineers, and is attributed to a shiny glaze that develops on the surface of the brake stator. Actually this is not a defect more so than a nuisance, and  all that is needed is to open up the brake package and lightly sand the shiny glaze from the stator. Of course, only a technician with the proper brake tool is going to be able to do this, so most folks leave it alone. It will not cause any further deterioration to the machine, just makes the aggravating sound..

The leak, on the other hand, means a new tub seal and bearing. It's not so much the parts that cost you, it's buying the expensive special tools to do this repair. Sometimes better to let a pro do the repair in this case.
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