Author Topic: Maytag Performa Washer-- About to die?  (Read 1579 times)

Offline helpplease

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Maytag Performa Washer-- About to die?
« on: May 26, 2010, 10:09:19 PM »
The washer has always worked well, only 2 years old. Today, however, during a load it didn't spin-- smell of burning rubber and smoke.
Looked at the belts and they are intact. Seemed loose, but I don't know how tight they should be.
Spun the belts, no change. Turned the washer on spin cycle, then stuck my arm in and messed with the tub, and it started spinning.
Now, so far, it is working. Any suggestions?
Does this mean the washer is at death's door? It still looks new :(

Offline whirlpooltech

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Re: Maytag Performa Washer-- About to die?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 12:44:14 AM »
What is the model number of the washer?

Offline Washaman

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Re: Maytag Performa Washer-- About to die?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2010, 09:48:38 PM »
Remove the belt and check for a locked up water pump by trying to spin it by hand. If so replace it. Easy to do, only three bolts and a couple hoses with clamps.

Offline Washaman

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Re: Maytag Performa Washer-- About to die?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 12:32:24 AM »
Well, what happened?

 

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