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Offline mkkk

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Maytag Performa Washer Investigation
« on: October 17, 2009, 05:50:27 PM »
Okay - I'm not having a lot of luck with this - here's what's happened so far

My washing machine broke - a lot of noise during washing for the last few months (like bearings in trouble) and then finally kaput. Stopped mid washing - very difficult to move to where it would empty the water my wife said.

When I examined it today all the pulleys seem quite free, no smell from the motor nor obvious burn marks on the belt. I decided to take out the agitator and after some hassle (another thread from me) I got that off. My plan was to move down through the tub to check step by step for some form of wear/jamming/breakage.

When I lifted out the agitator I noticed the seal/rubber ring around the center  shaft seems to have been sitting at an angle (had a repairman at this machine about 6 years ago maybe not put back right )

Of the 4 bolts holding the clothes basket on (under the agitator) 3 were seized and sheared - and the clothes basket is as if it is welded in place - cant budge it at all - looks like serious corrosion from here on in - anyone got any ideas as to whether this is likely to be worth the effort ??

Model PAV2300AWW

Offline niobrara

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Re: Maytag Performa Washer Investigation
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 11:45:31 PM »
This is a good machine but it will take a few parts.Tip the machine back and see if you can turn the pully on the bottom.Will it turn one way or both ways.You may only have seal and bearing issues.

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Re: Maytag Performa Washer Investigation
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009, 12:12:27 AM »
Wow most of these have locked up water pumps but like you said all that crap under the agitator. The trick to changing that puppy out is their is a set screw you need to remove before you get that nut loose. Then after that set screw is out that thing is a breeze to replace that boot stem seal kit thingy. Nothing to it.
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Re: Maytag Performa Washer Investigation
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009, 06:42:05 AM »
You'll end up replacing the tub bearing and seal assembly. Lots of fun tools associated with the repair, such as a spring removal tool, spanner, hub tool etc. Bearing kit # 12001598

The Performa manual on this website will show you what's involved.

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