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Offline Jaytag

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Re: Maytag Washer with balance issues
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2010, 08:41:07 PM »
Belts are off.

1.  Motor pulley turns fine.  Turned motor on with belts off and ran, sounded a bit loud, but ran.

2.  Pump pulley turns ok

3.  Big Pulley clockwise turns freely no issues.

4.  Big Pulley counter clockwise - spun it a bit, like winding a clock it sprang back.  Then turned it again was able to move the tub round, the transmission part with the big M moved.  It was hard to turn but did turn.

There is no oil present anywhere in the cabinet.  It is very clean.  Amazing the washer looks brand new. 

I am so amazed that once I got it home and hooked up and leveled I didnt have the balance issues the previous owner had.  And now......


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Re: Maytag Washer with balance issues
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2010, 08:45:23 PM »
Put a new motor on there.
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Re: Maytag Washer with balance issues
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2010, 10:19:57 PM »
That, for the most part is a great washer. It may even be one of the last one ever built.  They stopped production on the "Dependable Care" line in December of 2006.  Every one in the plant signed the inside of the very last one, and it went to a museum somewhere.  I'll try and find a pic.
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Re: Maytag Washer with balance issues
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2010, 06:22:14 AM »
Anyone have a part number for the motor, would it be 62307680?  I wondered if it may be the motor, but was  hoping for a cheaper fix.  I will go ahead and order new belts as well.  My worry was that if I got another motor on there and it was something else, then I would ruin another motor.  But since it does turn counterclockwise though, harder to turn than clockwise, you think I am good with a new motor?

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Re: Maytag Washer with balance issues
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2010, 06:36:03 AM »
Its a hard answer to give ya.  I can tell you this though. I have worked on thousands of these machines, and in the past year, on all my service calls (average 9 a day) i have changed   1 motor on a Dependable care unit. That thing was humming with the belts off becasue the motor windings were shot. Now with that, I have changed 20 or 30 Tub Bearing in the last year that were giving the same symptoms that you are having.  I have also diagnosed another 20 or 30 with bad tub bearings that the customer decided to buy a new washer because of the price. Here is the part number for the motor 12002353, and this is the belt set-12111213 (both belts in one bag)
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Re: Maytag Washer with balance issues
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2010, 07:28:38 AM »
I concur...replace the tub bearing 204013 and the boot seal 22204012 and it should be back to new again.
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Re: Maytag Washer with balance issues
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2010, 10:02:29 PM »
I have decided to keep an eye out on craigslist for a used LAT model and see if I can match up the motor on it.  I really like this machine and want to see it live longer.

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Re: Maytag Washer with balance issues
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2014, 01:38:02 PM »
Found this topic while googling my balance issue with an LAT model. I checked all the internal components and it seemed to be fine. Problems seemed to start when one leg vibrated out of balance. I adjusted it, but didn't check the front/back level with an actual level; it looked straight enough. Per someone's suggestion here, when I leveled everything to a greater accuracy, problem was solved. Whew. :)

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Re: Maytag Washer with balance issues
« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2014, 08:03:29 PM »
Belt set for the washer is 12112425 not 1211123 that's for the old dryer.

 

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