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Offline Fredrick

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Jumping Washer
« on: February 24, 2010, 03:45:39 PM »
My washer makes a squealing noise and jumps sideways when it finishes the spin.


What can be wrong and what can I do about it?


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Model PAVT234AWW

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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 05:33:08 PM »
Tech Brians excellent explanation Although your washer is made a little different I think the cure is the same. Center the washer, level the washer and make sure the snubber is in the right position.
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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2010, 08:55:31 PM »
JW this seems to be more of a grabbing brake problem that squeals and jumps sideways when it comes to a stop.


Is that Possible?



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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 09:10:05 AM »
You could add some oil to the brake package
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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2010, 02:13:32 PM »
From Where?

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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2010, 02:44:16 PM »
This is the Performa washer...brake noise is perfectly normal when this unit stops. The machine must have all 4 rubber pads on the feet or it will slide. If the pads are in place and not worn, Maytag recommends No-Slip discs under the feet to keep it in one spot, especially on slick floors.

You could stop the brake squeal (if you had the $100 brake tool) with a simple sanding of the stator to break the glaze that forms after years of stopping.
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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2010, 04:03:47 PM »
Repairman, I heard somewhere, i think on this site, that you can make that tool  :thinking: :thinking: :thinking: :bonk:
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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2010, 04:31:08 PM »
Uh-huh, sure  :rofl: :2funny: :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2010, 05:36:00 PM »
I have that tool :D who needs ta borry it?
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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2010, 05:38:53 PM »
that one needs some grease on it like mine! i got a short one too, i don't think they make it anymore
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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2010, 05:48:30 PM »
You could flip the washer upside down and pour a little motor oil around the Brake package and turn the pulley to release the brake so that oil can get in the brake liner and that would stop the squeak.
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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2010, 05:53:18 PM »
i don't think you can put oil in that brake package.  Thats a dry brake, and the washer relies on it to hold tight in agitate.
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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2010, 06:03:58 PM »
When you gonna learn about JW and some of his suggestions? His philosophy is if you don't know do it anyway and see what happens. Someone will do some damage one day if they  pay attention...

never loan out $100 tools either...bad juju
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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2010, 06:07:33 PM »
Dang It I have read somewhere in maytag lit that you oil those brake packages when they are squeaky but I caint find it as usual. I used that tool to revive a bunch of drowned maytag washer after hurricane Katrina.
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Re: Jumping Washer
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2010, 06:14:18 PM »
Way back during the Dependable Care days, you could get by with oiling the brake package. It was not the same design as the Herrin platform machines (Performa, Atlantis, or anything with 1 belt)

As schaffer said, oil will allow the stator to slip, causing the tub to spin during agitate. The solution is to :
1. Spend money on a new stator
2. Take the stator off and sand the inner ring till it does not shine any more.

p.s. The stator is the outside cover with the 6 black screws. Unfortunately, it's under 200# pressure.

If you ain't got the tool, you ain;t fixin either one.
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