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Maytag Washer
« on: January 10, 2011, 01:02:32 AM »
The washing machine just start making noise only when it washing. Not sure where yet, but it sound a rubbing noise at the moment. Pull the front panel, and trying to narrow down where the sound coming from.

Any suggestion or has anyone ever hear of this before. Not much to go on to track it down.

Model A612

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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 07:18:45 AM »
Usually from the upper agitator bearing inside the top area of the transmission. It happens during agitation, and sounds like a moaning noise almost, consistent with the  oscillations of the agitator. Does this resemble your situation? If so Maytag makes a Shaft KIt
If not, what part of the cycle do you  hear it?
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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 08:52:45 AM »
Do you have a Maytag part number? I have never seen this.

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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2011, 10:22:01 PM »
Thanks for the reply. It start making the noise, as soon as the wash cycle begins. I don't hear the sound when it is in spin. I am trying to trace the sound location, but have not found it yet.

If it is this bear, how is it to replace it? Never pull the transmission on it yet.

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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2011, 10:20:45 PM »
Usually from the upper agitator bearing inside the top area of the transmission. It happens during agitation, and sounds like a moaning noise almost, consistent with the  oscillations of the agitator. Does this resemble your situation? If so Maytag makes a Shaft KIt
If not, what part of the cycle do you  hear it?

I was looking at it tonight, it look like the agitator is not turn back and fore very easy like it use too. My question is how hard is it to replace the bearing, and is it better to keep this old machine going or replace it. Have to say that new washer don't seem to hold up as well the older ones.

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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 08:29:53 AM »
Unless you are in love with it, replace it. Yes, it was the landmark machine that Maytag made and it  will  never be duplicated, but a new tranny, boot seal and bearing  costs more than a new machine would
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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2011, 10:06:31 AM »
Unless you are in love with it, replace it. Yes, it was the landmark machine that Maytag made and it  will  never be duplicated, but a new tranny, boot seal and bearing  costs more than a new machine would

I was looking at some diagrams, is their way to tell it something like the tub bearing, and not the transmission.

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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2011, 11:31:46 AM »
Tub bearing is only for spin.

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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2011, 01:57:09 PM »
Usually from the upper agitator bearing inside the top area of the transmission. It happens during agitation, and sounds like a moaning noise almost, consistent with the  oscillations of the agitator. Does this resemble your situation? If so Maytag makes a Shaft KIt
If not, what part of the cycle do you  hear it?

I notice post shaft kit, but can  I just buy the bearings, and of course gaskets etc... I have been searching, I am not seeing the bearing for it .

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Re: Maytag Washer
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2011, 03:10:20 PM »
Usually from the upper agitator bearing inside the top area of the transmission. It happens during agitation, and sounds like a moaning noise almost, consistent with the  oscillations of the agitator. Does this resemble your situation? If so Maytag makes a Shaft KIt
If not, what part of the cycle do you  hear it?

I notice post shaft kit, but can  I just buy the bearings, and of course gaskets etc... I have been searching, I am not seeing the bearing for it .
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