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Offline DarthMomm

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Is It Time For a New Washer/Dryer?
« on: December 11, 2009, 11:47:02 AM »
My laundry is getting mostly clean, except for lint and pet hair.  I clean the dryer lint filter with every use and the dryer vent outlet frequently.  Any ideas as to why the hair and lint sticks to the clothes instead of coming out in the wash or the dry?  I have a 10 year old Maytag set.

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Re: Is It Time For a New Washer/Dryer?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2009, 12:57:57 PM »
You need to check the lint filter in the washer.It is inside the agitator.Pull up on the top of the agitator.
It may also be time for new pump and drive belts on the washer.
Overloading the washer or dryer leads to more lint also.
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Re: Is It Time For a New Washer/Dryer?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2009, 03:12:43 PM »
I suspect that after 10 years you need a new belt on the washer. This will improve pump performance and breath life back into the spin cycle. No tools required on most Maytag models to replace a belt.  Please provide the washer model number, thanks.
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Re: Is It Time For a New Washer/Dryer?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2009, 11:05:22 PM »
Maytag hasn't had a manual clean filter for about 12 years so you might have to remove the agitator to clean it.The model number will tell.

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Re: Is It Time For a New Washer/Dryer?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2009, 11:27:46 PM »
Use Affresh it will work ....Fill the washer with the high water load hot water ... add more water until it is just under the tub ring...drop in the Affresh tablet...let it soak...start the washer on the longest cycle.. some water may splash over the tub. so have a towel to clean up the water. may have to do this up to 3 times if really bad.

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Re: Is It Time For a New Washer/Dryer?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 07:50:31 AM »
Thanks for all your suggestions, people.  They are very helpful.  You are right stoveguy.  There is no manual clean filter.  My model number is PYE2200AYW.  Can someone tell me how to remove the agitator to clean out the lint?

I'm going to post this question under the Maytag section also.

Thank you.

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Re: Is It Time For a New Washer/Dryer?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 07:58:05 AM »
Sorry, I gave the model number of the dryer.  BRB

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Re: Is It Time For a New Washer/Dryer?
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2009, 11:20:44 AM »
The model number is PAV2200AWW.  Any direction on changing the belt would be greatly appreciated!

I suspect that after 10 years you need a new belt on the washer. This will improve pump performance and breath life back into the spin cycle. No tools required on most Maytag models to replace a belt.  Please provide the washer model number, thanks.

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Re: Is It Time For a New Washer/Dryer?
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2009, 11:49:33 AM »
Tip back the washer, snatch off the old belt. Check the pump for stiffness and loop the new belt in place. No tools needed, the motor is spring loaded.
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Re: Is It Time For a New Washer/Dryer?
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2009, 08:22:56 PM »
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