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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two things, first one is could be the r-11 resister on main board burned or a tub bearing . check the main board inside touch panel. on it is a resister that tells computer door lock is or is not latched door lock light may be lit but computer indicates not and will not advance to max spin. if resister is burned and board is replaced be sure that you replace the wax motor door lock motor as well. if you don't replace locking motor you risk burning out new board again. tub bearing is easy to find out. just lift basket at top with finger and feel for vertical movement of basket alone,"slop" or "movement up/down. if so then replace the rear tub shell and spinner for basket . hope this helps.
My Maytag washer model #:sav515deww is leaking underneath during the spin cycle. I took off the 2 front panels. I have been told taht it is a bearing and a seal that are out. Replacement parts cost approx $90.00. Unit is 5 years old. Is it hard to fix? Thanks
that sounds like your tub bearing is out. open the door reach in grab the metal tub and try to push it back -n- to th front. if you hear a thump or a lot of movement its the bearing. i have replaced them before and they ****!! it takes a good repairman two hours to do one and it an expencive endevour
we had the same problem. First the repairman ordered and installed a new clutch. If the clutch is out, the spin cycle cannot do its job. But after the first load, it leaked. So for another $300 part he came today to replace a bearing and seal. Now the bearings under the tub need to be repaired at $500 for the part. We said no, no more money and now are going to have it picked up for $20!! You can start with the clutch and see if you can avoid the bearing issue we had. Sorry!!
After charging me $275 to change the water pump, the repairman said I needed a new computer board for another $160. I went & bought a new washer - this time a regular top loader mechanical washer with no computer. The repairman said computerized washers & front loaders in particular have lots of problems. He said top loader Whirlpools have the least problems.
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
Yes its true the main support bearing is part of the outer tub and is factory set .Dry bearing will roar until it develops a leak and eventually starts a main pulley shake that will cut through the back of the outer tubs shell.The outer tub costs about $175.00(varies)the labor (please sit down)yes, is high enough for you to go out and find your self a 15 year old Maytag top load, re-build it,scrap the front load,and never see a repairman for the next 15 Years.No joke!
I/m happy to help you with anything you need a answer to.............Sorry about your Maytag :(
during spin is the tub making a slight roaring sound? if so the tub bearing is going bad causing the motor to work harder than normal causing it to heat up. this motor has a thermal protector which shuts it down , although the power to the timer remains therefore the timer still advances. this will require a new bearing and seal kit.
Hey ****, what you are hearing is the spin bearing. Maytag redesigned the bearing kit on this washer, there must of been a lot of leaks causing the bearing to go bad. They put out a service flash...TDL-0060-B. New seal and bearing kit, part number12002470. You may want to contact Maytag on this for it could be covered. I know you have 5 years warranty on the transmission and If they change that, they have to use a new seal and bearing. Catriver...post back.