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 Posted: Thu Dec 24th, 2009 05:43 pm
   
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I had this problem with my Maytag Atlantis washer, Model MAV6260AWW. It would not spin, but it would agitate and drain properly. When in spin cycle, it was very noisy as the belt was slipping.

http://applianceguru.com/forum2/22222.html

I took photos of the repair process. Maybe it'll help someone else.

As a disclaimer, please be careful. You will be working with an electromechanical machine. There are moving parts and electrical connections. Unplug the machine before working on it to avoid personal injury, electric shock, electrocution, property damage, or any expense incurred by you through the use of these instructions.

You'll need some parts:
http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?PartID=1042142&PPStack=1
and
http://www.repairclinic.com/Appliance-Parts?s=t-824667-%3d%3d

As well as some tools and some general mechanical aptitude.

























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 Posted: Thu Dec 24th, 2009 08:15 pm
   
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Superb illustrated how-to guide, my fine, young apprentice! Muy domos for your time and talent in putting this together and posting it here. Your invaluable contribution to this Emporium of Appliantology has earned you the coveted distinction of the Apprentice of the Minute award. Kanpai! :samurai:



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 Posted: Thu Dec 24th, 2009 10:43 pm
   
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Wow, great step by step guide. Nice work!



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 Posted: Fri Dec 25th, 2009 04:30 pm
   
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nice work, but you didn't include all the required curse words when installing the clip.

I perfer "stupid bastards"



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 Posted: Sat Dec 26th, 2009 03:09 am
   
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nickfixit wrote: nice work, but you didn't include all the required curse words when installing the clip.

I perfer "stupid bastards"

With the thin washer, the clip went on pretty easily as depicted with the pliers. This was adequate according to the procedure, the brake disengaged and the drum started to spin while the arrow was between the lines, HOWEVER it was pretty close to the last line... I like my stuff towards the tighter side of the tolerance. I decided to add the thick washer anyhow to make it spin closer toward the first line. This way, the cam could wear a little more before it failed again... By that time, I suppose there'll be other problems with this machine.

When I added the thick washer, the clip was slightly more difficult and did require an undocumented tool and procedure... However, I could not wield the tool and the camera at the same time.

The BFH and the screwdriver makes short work of those clips. :D

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 Posted: Mon Dec 28th, 2009 01:55 pm
   
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Question:

What other brands use this same setup of drive system?

The previous few washing machines I had taken apart did not have a system like this.

One had a motor where you could see the bottom of it up front in the middle. The shaft pointed toward the back of the machine. It was directly bolted to the transmission that sat under the drum.

The other had the motor offset with the shaft pointing up into the transmission. The transmission had two solenoids on a hinged piece. When it'd agitate, the solenoids would swing back and forth. When it went into spin, the second solenoid would lock the hinged piece still.

I forget the brands of machines they were...


I like this Maytag setup. It's easy to diagnose.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 28th, 2009 04:52 pm
   
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From the looks of those water stains around the stator looks like you got more than thrust bearing problems there.

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 Posted: Mon Dec 28th, 2009 04:59 pm
   
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Pele wrote: ... What other brands use this same setup of drive system? ...
Older Maytags, including Amana, Admiral, Crosley, Hoover, Magic Chef,


 

Pele wrote:
few washing machines ... did not have a system like this... The transmission had two solenoids on a hinged piece...
The Wig-Wag on older Belt-Drive Whirlpools

click on picture


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 Posted: Mon Dec 28th, 2009 07:40 pm
   
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elmonducky wrote: From the looks of those water stains around the stator looks like you got more than thrust bearing problems there.
Sure did. The bathroom is the next room over. The valve on the toilet failed and caused a flood in my basement. Luckily, I have that floor drain there.

Note the rust stains all over the place from the various car parts I had laying about.

Toilet valve is fixed... For now.

Washing machine works just fine now with no problems, including no leaks from the tub.


I thought the flood and the washing machine failing were linked. They were not, only a coincidence.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 30th, 2009 08:30 pm
   
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I always have trouble getting that e-clip on. Nice pictoral indeed. You know a trick to get that clip on easy?



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 Posted: Thu Dec 31st, 2009 02:27 pm
   
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applianceman18007260692 wrote: I always have trouble getting that e-clip on. Nice pictoral indeed. You know a trick to get that clip on easy?
I tapped it on with a hammer and the screwdriver.

Just kinda get one of the legs of the clip into the slot on the shaft and slowly work your way around it, tapping on it carefully.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 19th, 2010 05:02 pm
   
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I have a Whirlpool LA9500XTWO.  It will not spin...makes a loud clacking noise.  Would the same process repair my washer?  It has been making noise occasionally that sounded like a bearing grinding.  Hope this is something I can fix myself.

Thanks in advance!!!

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 Posted: Fri Feb 19th, 2010 05:43 pm
   
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sherrycopeland wrote: I have a Whirlpool LA9500XTWO. 

different model, please start a New Topic



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