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Offline roblenski

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Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« on: September 23, 2009, 06:48:54 PM »
Hello, I'm a first time poster.

Ran a small load in my Maytag washer Monday night.  It chattered, there was a slight burning smell, and the water was not completely drained out of the bottom of the drum.  I purchased the washer new 10 years ago.  I've never had a problem with it previously, and its never been apart.

I removed the front panel tonight and removed the belt to the pump, hoping that perhaps a sock or something got jammed in it.  However, there was nothing in the hose and the pump turned fine in either direction.  

Not sure where to go next.  Should I run it with the front cover off and see what's making noise?  Is it safe to do so?  If so, do I have to hook the hoses back up, or can I run it dry?  How easy should the pulley that's hooked up to the drum turn?  Will it be easier in one direction rather than another?  Will it be affected by being jacked up in the front so as I can take a look at it and access it?

Thanks!

Rob

Model LAT9356AAE

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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 07:08:43 PM »
After 10 years you might have a worn belt.
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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 07:26:08 PM »
Thanks!  I would hope that it would be that easy, but, the belts did not look glazed, frayed, or cracked.  How much tension should be on them?

Rob

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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 07:51:24 PM »
Re-set the washer for spin and turn it on. Yes, you can leave the front panel off. No you can not jack the machine up.
See if it spins and pumps out the remaining water and let us know what you hear and what you see.
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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009, 03:48:04 AM »
Thanks for the help so far.  I'll try it out tonight minus the front cover.

I did notice that I had a dark spray pattern of apparent lubricant inside the machine.  It's on the inside of the panels, about one foot from the bottom.  Does that mean that I have a bad bearing/seal, or is it somewhat normal?  It's not super heavy but it's clearly there.

I noticed also that the arms that support the drum (there are three of them) have some corrosion on them.  It's not a huge amount, but its obvious. 

Rob

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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 07:04:06 AM »
You are describing a failure of the boot seal on this Dependable Care washer. Once water gets past the tub seal, it enters the brass bearing directly underneath, causing permanent damage. The best way to see the damamge is to remove the tub and the boot stem and inspect the bearing area visually. Naturally, you would want a spanner wrench made for Maytag washers to be able to remove both the tub nut and the boot stem, as they are designed for a specific tool. (shown below)
Your tub bearing is now likely frozen, accounting for the burning smell and lack of spin.
The boot seal is part number 6-2095720 and the bearing is 6-2040130 . You can download the older Maytag washer manual to see how these are arranged and how to replace them.


16010373 Maytag Dependable Care Washer Service Manual



MAYTAG 6-2040130 Tub Bearing Kit, AP4372971






MAYTAG 6-2095720 Mounting Stem Repair Kit, AP4390013






MAYTAG 22038313 Spanner Wrench, AP3856712





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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2009, 09:16:29 AM »
That's not the news that I was hoping for, but it seems likely based on what I observed.  Looks like the parts are about $150 total in my area. 

Is this a difficult repair?  I've done a lot of auto repairs in the past including engine and tranny rebuilds, but have no washer experience.

Thanks!

Rob

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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2009, 10:00:14 AM »
By the way, I did  not find a washer manual for the LAT9356AAE.  Is there another one that I can use?

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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
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Re: Spin cycle noisy and some water left in drum
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 03:25:44 AM »
Al Capone,

Thanks for the link to the manual!

Rob

 

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