Question about Maytag Washing Machines
Sounds like the main bearing on the back of the drum assembly has gone and needs replacing, the drum has moved out of alignment or the electric motor has burnt out. Best to have a Maytag repair tech or someone who is qualified to look at it.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
It sounds like you have a motor coupling that has gone bad. Most of the Kenmore top loaders that I'm familiar with are direct drive machines. Which means, they use a motor coupling between the electric drive motor and transmission to run. If you are in the habit of doing heavy loads like comforters, blankets and jeans this can put a heavy burden on the motor coupler and wear it out faster. The coupler is designed to take the burden of the punishment in order to protect the transmission and drive motor and it is common for them to wear out. The coupler is fairly easy to replace and usually runs about $15. It is located inside the machine between the drive motor and transmission under the wash tub. You would have to remove the outside machine casing, the water pump and drive motor to get to it, though. Make sure the machine is unplugged before attempting any repairs involving removal of the drive motor. If you are not mechanically inclined, you may want to seek the aid of a repairman. I hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 29, 2007
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Posted on Oct 04, 2008
I had the same problem. I called customer support and they gave me these instructions:
Shut off the water supply to the machine, disconnect the hoses from the back of the machine. Pull out the hose and pull out the little screens and clean them with water or soak in vinegar. I was skeptical but did this and the results were amazing. Apparently if the screens get even a little "gunked" up (my screens really didn't look that bad) the machine senses the change in water pressure coming in and shuts it off. Hope this helps!
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
Remove the front panel and you will see two metal guides attached to the front of the frame. One of them will probably be bent and the transmission assembly will have jumped over one or the other of the guides. You need to manually pull it back to center then straighten the bent guide. May have been caused by load being out of balance or machine not properly leveled. Good luck.
Posted on Mar 12, 2009
Inspect the outer drum to see if one of your springs has popped off. You can also inspect the lower drum area to see if your vibration dampener has worn out or broken free. Also you may need to check your rear bearing just between the large pulley and the drom to make sure is hasn't separated from it's mount.
Posted on Mar 18, 2010
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