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MAYTAG LA612 - Loud screeching noise when trying to spin during rinse cycle. Stop machine and a burning smell (belt or motor?) with a little smoke proceeded. Where should I start? Thanks in advance

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catriver
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SOURCE: "howling" noise during spin cycle (still there after changing burned off belt)

Travioso, there was two service flashes out on this model concerning the seal and bearing which means they had an issue with this washer. The howling noise you are hearing is the bearing and will need the new designed triple seal and bearing kit. This should be covered under your warranty, I believe it is 5 years. The numbers for the service flashes are TDL-0048A-B. Call Maytag and inquire about these service flashes, these should be covered. Catriver.

Posted on Jul 25, 2006

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SOURCE: loud noise during spin cycle

this is my experience repairing the maytag washer Atlantis mav series 9750 aww, I had to replace the spin bearing since it was making a jet engine noise when it was spinning out the water. its not an easy job for my 1st time taking this machine apart, you literally take it all apart to get to this bearing, but now I can show how to do it with pictures making it easier for you to do it. even if you have to replace something other than the spin bearing, this how to tutorial will show you how to get to most of the parts in this machine
tutorial located here tutorial located here https://sites.google.com/site/maytagwasherrepair/maytag-washer-repair

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Legacy top load washer is SMOKING!

this is a bogus website that is trying to push smelly washer product....no real fixes and there are other products out there for less just use bleach first

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

appldoctom
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SOURCE: maytag washer stop spining and smell burned

two main things pump and motor pulley.the motor pulley on admiral designed maytags is plastic and melts and causes belt to burn.also pump pulley spot welds break causing pulley to drag.tip machine so rests on wall in back and you can inspect from there.hope that helps God bless ,tom

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

jsrock516
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SOURCE: screeching noise in maytag topload washer

The following link explains the problem you are having with your Maytag:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r387833-maytag_washer_squeaking_problem

It is common for the brakes on Maytag top loaders to wear and make noise, as well, as the snubber. There is a helpful tip that you can try to quieten the noise if it is the snubber. DO NOT oil it, or lubricate with any petroleum based products! This will ruin the unit and actually make the problem worse. NOTE: If the snubber is excessively worn, it was also cause vibration on the spin cycle.

If the brakes are worn, however, you can put a light film of oil on the brake pad. It is common for the pad to collect moisture in humid and damp climates and start to squeak against the brake stator. The brake pad consists of a rotor with a leather edge (pad). The leather can absorb moisture and begin to squeak against the brake stator. Oiling it slightly will get rid of the noise.

Confused? If you have questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information useful.

NOTE: There is a follow-up comment at the bottom of the link I provided from another user. The method this person used to release the tension on the brake can save you from having to purchase the brake release tool.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: maytag washer screeches during wash cycle and spin

probably needs a new belt,water gets on it and makes it squeal

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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If part of a belt gets torn and it is long enough, it will hit any part of the washing machine within range and make a clicking noise at every revolution of the motor.

I am pretty sure you need new belts. You should be able to remove a few screws and open the back cover. Between the pulleys there is a tensioner...loosen that so you can remove the belt easily. replace it with a new belt and adjust the tension.

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"howling" noise during spin cycle (still there after changing burned off belt)


Travioso, there was two service flashes out on this model concerning the seal and bearing which means they had an issue with this washer. The howling noise you are hearing is the bearing and will need the new designed triple seal and bearing kit. This should be covered under your warranty, I believe it is 5 years. The numbers for the service flashes are TDL-0048A-B. Call Maytag and inquire about these service flashes, these should be covered. Catriver.

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