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Washin machine not spinning

I have a top loading Maytag washer that is not spinning. My repairman tells me I need to replace the bearings on the motor because water has got through the rubber seals and caused corrosion. An expensive reair jobs (equals 50% of cost of new machine)..mainly parts. Machine is 6 years old. Any suggestions? Otherwise washing spindle is working fine and it is now spinning after he loosened the corroded parts.

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Re: washin machine not spinning

Your repairman is correct. The problem is a rusted spin bearing just under the tub. It is only in use during the spin cycle. Parts are about 50-70 bucks but it's a very difficult job and out of the range of the average do-it-yourselfer. Try to use the machine almost every day to prevent the bearing from freezing up. That way you can get a few more months use out of it before replacing it. If it does freeze up, try to turn the basket manually. It won't move much when its stopped because of the brake. Your repairman probably turned it during the spin cycle by defeating the lid switch.

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