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fred swenders Posted on May 08, 2007
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Bearings-maytag washer mattag mhw2000aww washer.are the bearings removable/replacable in the outer drum assembly and the spinner support assembly.those parts aint CHEAP!!!! thank you,fred [email protected]

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    need to replace rear outer assembly


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And you probably need special pullers/press tools too. Look up a web site see in there is a manual on offer

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Washer maytag front loading 4000 series assembled and runs but iwith two problems.1) residue on inner surface of door window..lint like oily paste ..gasket rubbing on inner drum?? meaning main rubber

The fault seems to be that the main seal is rubbing against and is thus producing the oily residue on the window. Now the fault seems that the drum is rubbing due to POOR ALIGNMENT or poor BEARING settings.
You need to check the PLAY on the drum and if this shakes a bit then the assembly must be reset with correct aligment and the drum must move without rubbing the rubber seals.
Check this link; replacing bearings

I replaced my clutch on the washer about a year ago, I am getting the same error as before, dc and stops around 11 minutes to go is this still the manufacturers issue to resolve

""is this still the manufacturers issue to resolve""

Nope we are on our own.

I feel you have a slight tub seal leak causing the Clutch One-Way Roller clutches bearing to become contaminated…...again.

I would drop the Clutch Pulley out inspect and clean and look at replacing the tub seal if you feel it’s worth your while.

If the Outer Tub bearings are not causing increased rotational resistance I would change out the Tub Seal, Tranny O-Ring. This is a job but can be done by most folks that replaced the clutch. It’s comes down to can you tolerate the down time?

A couple of post if you decide to go forward with a Tub Seal replacement…… The post discuss Outer Tub Bearing replacement. You would just remove the Spinner Assembly and replace the Tub Seal and Tranny O-ring. This is a major tear down but again can be done by most DIY’ers that take on Clutch Maintenance or replacement.
Outer Bearing Tub Replacement 1.

You would need the Tub seal see Sears Parts Direct. I would also pick up the Tranny O-ring seal (series 10) and this tool

It’s cheaper to buy the Spinner Nut Locking tool and Spinner wrench separately I don’t know why.
If you decide to go forward I will offer some additional info/support……..Rich

I've recently done the roller bearing fix on my FAV6800AWW, now..


You have a Tub Seal leak for sure. Did your Clutch Pulley use the upper bearing ring? If you don’t have any Outer Tub bearing noise you may get around replacing the Outer Tub Bearings.

Take a look at these links and see if they will help. Getting the Spinner Assembly removed without breaking one off requires care. Soak in Liquid Wrench or PB Blaster. Even after doing that I broke one off. I had the bolt hole drilled out and Stainless Steel Helicoil inserted in.

Here is the process for a Series 10 machine I did a tub seal replacement on. If you follow my post I’m a DIY’er with basic mech. skill sets. I’m a Electronic Technician by training and and learned craft skills. I feel you can do this if you felt OK with my Clutch Maintenance/Replacement post.

I would replace both the Tub seal and the Tranny O ring seal.

I used an air impact tool to remove the Spinner Bolts and the 1.75” Spinner Nut. You might be able to get away from using the Spinner Nut removal tool if you lock the Spinner Assembly as shown on page 47 in the SM.

See this post for links on Tub Seal and Outer Tub bearing replacement.

Good luck and I feel you can do this. I’m no expert but will try to help you……..Rich

I also have a neptune TL FAV6800aww. Clutch/ main barrell bearin


I feel you have a Tub Seal Leak and from what you describe the Outer Tub bearings need to be replaced.

It’s a job but most DIY’ers can do this despite what you may see posted about calling in a expert and shell out $450+.

What are the 1st two digits of your serial number? They will be 10,11,12 thru 17.

How long can you be with the washer down?

I estimate a Tub Seal kit with Tranny O-ring and bearings to be about and the tool to be about $70…..but you get to extend the service life of your investment.

I will post a link with some info. I would not buy anything until your husband removes the Inner Wash basket form the Spinner Support. I had a difficult time removing the Spinner bolts from the Spinner assembly. You will need a impact tool to remove them air or electric.

I’m an owner not a repair person with basic mechanical skill sets nothing fancy. But you have done a Clutch maintenance or replacement and I feel you can accomplish.

Take a look at the post and see what you think. One of the links discuss a Series 15 with integrated One-Way Roller clutches in the upper Outer Tub bearing assembly. You will read how this owner got around this fantastic Maytag improvement…..they should have stayed with the Upper One-Way Roller clutch bearing ring for all series.

Series 15 outer tub bearing replacement;

Neptune TL Spinning Issue Will Not Proceed read thru initial troubleshooting to end of post.

You will need this tool to remove the Spinner Nut. See Page 48/49 of the Service Manual for removing the Spinner Nut. It can be done with a impact tool and a 1.75” socket.
My cost for Spinner nut locking ring and spanner I did not purchase the kit. All you need are the two items listed below ;

Let me know if I can help.....Rich

The clutch assembly is stuck although the cluthch

It sounds like the Spinner Shaft Coupler is severely rusted into the Clutch One-Way Roller clutches bearing in the Clutch Pulley and the Spinner Shaft. And if your machine is using the Upper One-Way Roller clutches bearing ring that may be severely rusted to the Spinner Shaft also.

Did you read my Clutch Fix post to disassemble and remove the clutch pulley assembly?

As you can see it’s a tight work area. You may have to rotate the Outer Tub out of the machine to ease removal. I suspect you could have a Tub Seal leak issue. I would lay the machine on it’s back protecting the drain hose exit and tap lightly with a hammer and see if you can free.

Let me know if I can help……Rich

Water keeps getting into my bearing.

I feel you have a Tub Seal leak.

Did you replace the Clutch Pulley or a repair service?

You are talking about the Clutch Pulley One-Way Roller Clutch bearing in the white bearring plate correct? The First two digits of your serial number are 12 thru 17. What are the first two digits of your serial number?

To replace the Tub Seal you need to remove the spinner assembly. That means you have to remove the outer tub. A bigger job but several on this forum have completed it including myself two weeks ago on a Series 10 FAV6800A.

I will point you to a link most recently where a form member replaced Outer tub bearings on his Series 15. If your wash basket spins up to 850 rpm with no Outer Tub bearing noise I would just do a tub seal replacement this round.

You would need the Tub seal see Sears Parts Direct. I would also pick up the Tranny O-ring seal (series 10) .

Some links on Outer Tub Bearing replacement.

If you replace the tub seal make sure you remove this sleeve that will more than likely stay on the Spinner Support when you remove. See Page 49 of the Service Manual. Here is a real world pic of the sleeve on the Spinner Assembly.

I did break off a Spinner Bolt even after heavy soaking in Liquid Wrench be careful;

There should be six there oops!

Good luck and post back if I can help.....Rich

Hight pitch sound at the spin circle.

The outer tub bearing is worn out but the problem is it's not repairable or replaceable. Replacement of the complete outer tub assembly is required to resolve the noise problem. The outer tub assembly costs between $400 and $500.

Remove the rear access panel and allow the washer to spin then verify the source of the noise which is likely to be the outer tub bearing right behind the drum pulley.

Fav6800aw leaks water from clutch

I believe you may have a Tub Seal Leak you will need to remove the Outer Tub to start of the repair process for a Tub Seal replacement. I would start by removing the clutch I feel the water will coming down the Spinner Assembly support and or the agitator shaft driving the transmission.
See this post Clutch Fix for removing the clutch and inspecting and re-lube of the One-Way Roller clutches bearing. You will find links to the Service Manual at that post.
Read this post1 and this post2 for removing the Outer Tub Bearings and seals and special tool to remove Spinner Assembly. No doubt this is a big job but other DIY’ers have done if you can tolerate the down time.
I feel repair cost will trigger a washer replacement if a DIY fix is not an option for you.
I’m an owner not a repair person but have some hands on with the FAV6800A and have helped owners/repair folks out with FAV9800A LCD version of this machine…..Rich


Hello shortschip, See this Post and I think it will get you started (old nickname dh1200s). I believe the FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW use 6207-2rs bearings in the outer tub. I have not replaced so I can?t say for sure. The Service Manual which will take you thru removing the outer tub and Clutch Pulley to remove the spinner assembly. There is a special tool needed to break loose the ¾? nut to remove the Spinner Assembly. I heard of someone removing that ¾? nut with a impact tool. Let us know how you make out The FAV6800AW/FAV9800AW Service Manual for reference. Sears Parts Direct for reference. Check ebay for the bearings. Rich
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