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.
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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Center bearing going bad,Maytags have a history of this and the whole tub will have to be replaced cause the bearing is made no to come out and.it's best to get a extended warranty on all Maytags,the repairman is so busy now days.
sounds like you have a transmission problem. yes, i said transmission. washers have a centrifical gearing system which acts like a transmission. what you describe sounds like a bad bearing. definately a job for the repairman. good luck
hey good for you thats an eazy one .pull the washer out abit and then tip so the top resting on wall behind.be careful dose not slip out from under but ihave done it a hundred times as a repairman.before replacing the belt inspect the motor pulley,its plastic and they do melt.also inspect the pump pulley making sure it turns freely and the spot welds are not broken joinning the pulley to the pump shaft...........other wise just spin the old belt off and spin the new belt on.the belt goes on a total of three pulleys .thats it if you need any other help you can email . God bless ,tom
hi thanksfor the question before you trash it take a look at the pump pull washer towards you tip back towards the wall look under neath pump is at the back on righjt remove the belt and turn the pump by hand if noisey replace thanks the appliance doc
its the brake, just as long as it stops, dont worry about it, made a web page that has pics on how to replace the spin bearing on the maytag atlantis washer, after searching the net on how to, finding the manual, not explanatory, i decided to make this a simple 1 page web site, with lots of pictures, i hope this can help someone else in doing this job. since it would cost too much money for a repairman to do the job, better to buy a new one instead, i tackled the job. since it basically takes apart the whole machine, it might help others even if they dont have the spin bearing problem but other parts to replace, http://www.geocities.com/maytagrepairwasher/
check the lid switch, just replaced the spin bearing on my maytag atlantis washer, mav9750aww, if i called the repairman to fix it, for the money they would charge on replacing this part i could of bought another washer. so i made a website on how to do the job with step by step and with lots of pictures. since it basically takes apart the whole machine, if you are replacing another part you could use this how to to get to the parts. i hope this helps who ever needs it http://www.geocities.com/maytagrepairwasher/
Sounds like the brake liner could be broken. When the machine starts to spin, the motor turns in the opposite direction to the wash cycle and causes the bowl to lift off the brake liner and the bowl then spins freely. Either the riser cam is worn/broken or the brake liner is broken. This is quite involved and you may have to call in a tech.
Rob, sounds like you need an agitator repair kit. Not a hard job, under the dispenser cap you have a set of ears, spring and plastic bearing. The kit is cheap, you can find it here http://www.repairclinic.com/0080.asp Catriver...post back