Question about Maytag Ensignia 3.3 cu. ft. Top Load Washer
This washer works okay fine if it is full and perfectly balanced. The only problem then is that it makes a lout screeching sound when in spin cycle. If you try to wash one sock alone it will get off-balance and make a thudding sound. I think the drum is actually hitting the front of the washer. It is very loose when you open it up and you can make it hit the front of the washer manually -- should you be able to do this?
How can I fix it?
SOURCE: Out of balance top load washer
This was my fix, my machine that would error out with DC/UC codes.
I just did a repair on my FAV6800AAW by lubricating the needle bearings in the clutch pulley hub, the tub displacement sensor checked OK per the service manual check. I was getting dc/uc errors in the spin cycle, washer was purchased in 7/05. I have basic mechanical skills and used a socket wrench to remove clutch pulley, just follow the service manual removal steps to remove the clutch pulley. Pull the plastic cover off the clutch pulley and inspect the spring, clean/lube needle bearings and the clutch hub coupler that drives spinner shaft. I used WD40 I may need to re-lube down the road with a good light grease. It took a few tries for me to get the clutch pulley to stay on after re-install and power up, getting the clutch pulley seated properly is the trick. I did not remove the washer tub for this fix, I believe I saw a posting where someone did. I just leaned the washer back to get a better reach angle, it is a tight work area. I did not want to junk 4 yr old $1k machine with out trying a fix. If you want to work on this model get the service manual, good luck!
I found a link on this site
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
There was a recall on the washer base, which caused the unbalanced problem. Find Technical Buletin TDL-0050B-B issued by Matag.
Posted on Oct 09, 2009
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