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Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« on: November 13, 2010, 08:51:55 AM »
This washer began this issue with an erratic spin/rinse cycle. The belts would start to smoke, and so were replaced without any change. The pulley would get stiff in spin mode for a few turns and then free up. The brake was replaced, with no resolution.

When the basket was removed to see if there was any binding with how the spindle could turn in the basin, there was no problems. I cleaned the interior of the basin, grabbed the spindle shaft to see if there was any play. The basin nut however was not very tight when I removed it. There has not been any off-balance issues, or noises associated with possible worn out bearings.

The last time I tested the machine in the spin/rinse cycle it worked fine, without clothes. However, with a small load the belts would start to smoke, and the motor is now beginning to make a bearing screeching sound.  An electric motor repair shop told me that the bearings could be oiled and possibly saved. Unfortunately, there was no cap that could be removed to access the bearings and my effort at spraying machine oil from what I could see of the race, didn't help. Now I have a bad motor? although works fine in agitating mode.

After last failure, I retried with front of cabinet removed. When the pulley seemed to freeze up, I "quickly" grabbed it to free it up and the spin cycle began. :o

I am afraid that the transmission might be bad. However, I am hoping that there might be something I missed. Please, please help!!

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Re: Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2010, 09:50:36 AM »
Your transmission is safe.  On this machine, the Trans, in spin cycle does nothing more then act as a link between the motor an tub.  No Mechanical parts are actually moving inside of the trans.  What you have is a bad tub bearing.  do you see a oily spray around the interior of the cabinet roughly around the height of the bottom of the outer tub?

To solve the problem fully, you will need to change the tub bearing part # 211130


and also the tub seal, part # 6-2095720

You will also need maytags spanner wrench, part # 22038313

If you decide to go ahead with the repair, I have a few tips to make the process go smooth. I have done 100's of these, if not thousands. O0
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Re: Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2010, 12:47:48 PM »
  I hope that is right. I was told by another technician, that unless the machine goes into off-balance, or makes a loud noise when it is spinning that the bearing is good. He claims that there is a pin, sticking in the transmission to make it not move while  going into spin mode?

Could this be the early stages of the shaft bearing going bad? and makes the characteristic noises and off-balancing?

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Re: Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2010, 12:49:43 PM »
Oh, any thoughts as well about my poor motor :'(   Is it toast?

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Re: Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2010, 01:22:54 PM »
Pull the belts off and run it without tension, if it runs, then its good.  As to the repair on your machine, Again, Its not the transmission, It is the tub bearing. The transmission, or tub bearing for that matter, will not cause a off balance condition.  Damper pads, a weak base, stretched springs, and improper loading will cause off balance loads.  Regardless of the pin in the transmission, if that wasn't working, the motor would be turning the bottom of the trans, but the top wouldn't move, not causing a over worked motor.  This machine is the King of washers, and depending on the condition, It should be worth repairting.

Here is how the tub bearing is affecting your washer.

The friction between the sleeves of the tub bearing around the transmission is causing  the motor to overwork to turn 40 gallons of water plus clothes.  If you remove the water and clothes, most likely the machine will run fine.  The reason you have to change the tub seal as well is because most likely water has migrated past the seal, causing the friction at the point between the outer tub, and the transmission(tub bearing)
 
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Re: Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2010, 05:54:26 PM »
I totally agree with schaffersappliance diagnosis . Bang on . I too have done hundreds of these repairs and my life would be a lot easier if people didn't scrap these machines to buy the junk of today ! They were GREAT machines .

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Re: Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2010, 09:33:16 PM »
I wish Whirlpool hadn't shut them down. ALL my appliances are MAYTAG. Dishwasher,washer dryer,garbage disposer (nail eater)and refrigerator. The old Maytag. The only exception my range is a 1938 O'Keefe & Merrit.

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Re: Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 09:22:49 AM »
http://www.appliance-repair-it.com/
Where everyone can repair it!

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Re: Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 12:27:47 PM »
Ryan that was an awesome video. Have you made one for the single belt Maytag washer?
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Re: Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010, 12:30:10 PM »
Thanks I got the seal fixed thanks to this post  O0

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Re: Maytag washer- RINSE/SPIN CYCLE FAILURE
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2010, 01:05:42 PM »
JWWebster,

I regret to say that I havenít done it enough on the single belt machine to do a video on it. I have only done it two or three (I know less than five), which doesnít make me an expert by no means. I have done the other job at least 200 times being as I service a few laundry mats that are full of these machines.

 See the company I work for stopped selling the Maytag washer when they went to the single belt machine. As a result no one in our area sold any Maytag washers until Lowes came to town. So that left like a five-year gap that only people that went out of town to shop had Maytag (in my area) so I didnít even work on them but every so often.
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