Author Topic: Maytag washer sounds like a plane taking off during spin cycle.  (Read 5015 times)

Offline justinc25

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Hi Guys,

I was just at my uncle's the other day, and his washer sounds like a plane taking off during the spin cycle. I think it may be like a plastic on plastic kind or sound. Maybe a bad bearing, or something needs to be lubed ?
The machine is only a couple of years old. I told him I'd look into fixing it for him.
I've done a few repairs on my old washer before. (Also a Maytag) I'm very knowledgeable in automotive technology. I figure If I can replace an engine in my Camry, I can fix his washer.
Let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Justin

Model SAV205DAWW

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Re: Maytag washer sounds like a plane taking off during spin cycle.
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 05:47:59 PM »
Could be the bearing on the pump. The bearing is known to seperate in these.
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Re: Maytag washer sounds like a plane taking off during spin cycle.
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 07:53:58 PM »
It's funny that you mention that. I replaced a pump that had locked up on my PAV2300AWW a couple of years ago.

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Re: Maytag washer sounds like a plane taking off during spin cycle.
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2009, 06:27:00 AM »
The SAV205 is an Amana platform machine and does not have a pump like that. You are looking at a new triple-lip seal and tub bearing, hardly something you want to  delve into without all the funky tools needed to remove the tub hub & bearing.

The SAV205 has not been made since 2004 so the machine is at least 4-5 years old, not 2.
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Re: Maytag washer sounds like a plane taking off during spin cycle.
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2009, 08:12:22 AM »
The SAV205 is an Amana platform machine and does not have a pump like that. You are looking at a new triple-lip seal and tub bearing, hardly something you want to  delve into without all the funky tools needed to remove the tub hub & bearing.

The SAV205 has not been made since 2004 so the machine is at least 4-5 years old, not 2.

Sorry I miss spoke instead of a couple of years old I should have said a few.
I'm aware of the age of the machine.

How much do you think an appliance repair tech would charge to replace the seal and tub bearing ?

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Re: Maytag washer sounds like a plane taking off during spin cycle.
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2009, 09:03:07 AM »
I would guess between $125-$175 total labor. It would not hurt to call around on Monday and ask your locals what their rates are, now that you have an idea of what's involved.
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Re: Maytag washer sounds like a plane taking off during spin cycle.
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2009, 09:44:04 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply. I'll call around tomorrow, depending on the price I may have it done, or I may order the tools and tackle the job myself.



 

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