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Whirlpool washer i just purchased a used whirlpool washer. I was present when it was used at the house and it worked great and quiet. We transported it to our house in a suv on its side I was told by appliance stores this would be okay for an hour. once home plugged it in attached hoses and drain and the machine is so loud on spin it sounds like it is going to blow up did i brake it by transporting it on its side thanks

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Im going to assume its a front loader. try opening the access panel by removing 3 screws along bottom front of unit. give a look inside, there should be 4 suspension/shock absorbers holding drum form shifting.If disconnected the just "snap"into place with quarter turn into holder.while under there the pump is located right there in front, open the "button trap" front of pump see if perhaps theres something inside pump housing making noise

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This advice is for certain Maytag TOP LOADING washers equipped with a vertical transmission and drive belt system.

Loud squeaking noises during the wash cycle or, at the end of the spin cycle, can be attributed to a worn snubber ring and/or brake assembly. The snubber is a plastic ring located under the tub support. It helps to reduce vibration as the tub agitates and spins. You cannot lubricate the snubber to get rid of the noise. In fact, you may damage the washer if you do. A small amount of corn starch can be sprinkled under the bottom tub support where the snubber ring is located to get rid of some noise related problems (this will be the round metal plate where the tub support meets the bottom casing of the machine). A worn snubber will also cause some vibration or out of balance problems. The brake tends to glaze over after it has become worn and will squeak or cause sudden jerking of the washer when the spin cycle stops. If the corn starch tip does not get rid of the squeaks, I would recommend replacing the following parts:

Brake Stator
Brake Rotor and Lining
Snubber:


You will need: Brake Removal Kit*

*Brake removal tool is required in order to remove the brake assembly and/or to replace the snubber. There is a 200lbs brake spring located under the Brake Stator that must be compressed PRIOR to removal or you could cause injury to yourself.

The parts required to make the repairs aren't very expensive, but the tool required to do it can cost about $100. This repair I would rate as DIFFICULT for the average do-it-yourselfer. If you've never worked on this type of washer before, this is not a job that I would recommend. However, Maytag DOES provide informative how-to instructions with all their parts.

To replace the snubber and brake assembly:

1. Remove the front case of the washer to access the washer interior.
2. Tilt the washer towards the back and remove the drive belt. Slide the drive motor towards the center pulley to relieve belt tension.
3. Remove the drive pulley by removing the center cap and retaining ring from the drive shaft. Remember how these components go back together. There should be a couple of plastic drive bearing pieces and some metal washers above the pulley on the shaft.
3. Lower washer and remove hoses from the wash tub.
4. Remove the suspension springs. NOTE: Pulling the wash tub towards the spring you are removing will release some of the tension on it.
5. I usually remove the entire wash tub with transmission still installed at this point and place it upside down outside the washer for ease of accessing everything. (There are other methods, but I find this one easier).
6. This is where the brake compression tool will be required to remove the brake rotor, stator and snubber ring. (Instructions come with the tool). Basically, it involves compressing the spring by turning the compression tool CW with a wrench, loosening all the bolts on the brake stator housing, and then slowly turning the compression tool CCW.
7. The brake compression tool is removed at this point and the snubber, brake rotor, brake stator and brake spring can be accessed.
8. Replace any worn parts, and reassemble the brake assembly. DO NOT forget to place the brake spring back in place before putting the brake rotor back on.
9. Place the tub assembly right side up and lower back into washer.
10. Reconnect all hoses back to wash tub.
11. Reinstall all tub suspension springs. NOTE: It’s easier to start in the back of the washer and work your way towards the front.
12. Tilt washer back and reinstall drive pulley. NOTE: When placing drive pulley back on shaft turn pulley slightly to ensure it is seated all the way on the shaft. NOTE: If the shaft had multiple metal washers, you may only need ONE after replacing the snubber ring. Retain the extra washer for later use if needed. If the drive pulley is reinstalled correctly, a groove will be visible at the end of the drive shaft for the retaining ring to go back in place.
13. Reinstall drive belt.

I hope you find these instructions helpful.


on Dec 20, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Where can i find transport bolts for Whirlpool Duet washer


Hello,

Whirlpool has a part number for those shipping bolts,its W10289554A it can be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at
searspartsdirect.com
repairclinic.com
apdepot.com
apwagner.com
partselect.com


GENE

Sep 26, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Wirpool stylemaster907675A got it from my mom she said worked great, first load the water will not turn off, keeps running out the overflow and onto the floor


Hello,
That sound like one of a couple things,espically if it got moved from yoiur Mom's house to yours check firstly if the hose circled in red on this picture accidently got pulled off in transport.oldtech2332_1.jpg
If that is ok the water inlet valve where the rubber fil hoses attach that attatch to the blue thing on the back of washer is sticking open.IF that hose in the picture is in place its probaly that water inlet valve and it would be replaced.The part # for that is 285805 it could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at;
searspartsdirect.com
repairclinic.com
apwagner.com
appliancepartspros.com
apdepot.com

This video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puq8jWMY9Iw will show you how to take apart the washer to check that hose or replace the water inlet valve which ever it turns out to be.

Gene

Aug 14, 2011 | Whirlpool LSR5132PQ Top Load Washer

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Brought home whirlpool cabrio washer wtw5550xw no owners manual. will not spin Is there something located on washer that is used for transportation purposes and where is it located


Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

No their is nothing like that. for transportation. no factory lockdowns

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Dec 27, 2010 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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I am looking to buy a used 4 year whirlpool duet washer and dryer. Do you need transport bolts to move either? Also what capacity is the washer and dryer


The transport bolts are required to be installed before transporting the machines. This is to support the suspension system to prevent damage to the machines during transportation.

The washer has a capacity of 9.0 kg or 19.8 lbs with a volume of 3.7 cubic feet. The dryer's capacity is 7.0 cubic feet.

Mar 09, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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During the final spin cycle, our front loading whirlpool is making a really loud noise - it sounds like a train is going through the house. It is in the basement on a concrete floor.


If the washer is brand new, look on the back panel and make sure the 4 transportation bolts have been removed. The bolts should be roemoved completely - they are only necessary to protect the washer during transportation.

If the bolts are removed, adjust the front two legs to be 1/4 inch higher than the back two. That 1/4 inch will balance the washer during the spin cycle, perfectly.

Apr 27, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool washer noise


moving it on side might empty gearcase oil, any yellowish oil drippin gout of anywhere? hard to tell about hte metal movig around, its quite normal for machines to move around quite a bit on the inside

Mar 11, 2008 | Washing Machines

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