Maytag Screamed, Smoked now won't spin
Posted 18 June 2005 - 08:42 PM
I checked the belts underneath. Both belts are in tact and were spinning when I set the machine to the spin cycle. I am able to move the belts freely both ways without any resistance at all.
When the machine was supposed to be spinning the tub, I noticed that the motor housing does slide back and forth on the rocker, but the inner tub does not spin.
I can turn the transmission housing by hand (with a great deal of force needed) which does turn the inner tub.
Can anyone help?
Thanks - Budman.
Posted 18 June 2005 - 08:56 PM
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Posted 18 June 2005 - 09:46 PM
Thanks for your reply - I will give it a try.
Posted 19 June 2005 - 01:18 AM
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Posted 19 June 2005 - 04:49 AM
Or, could be a rusted tub bearing from a leaky tub seal.
Posted 19 June 2005 - 09:34 PM
I removed the belts and then worked the lubricant into the upper and lower parts of the transmission hub. I took off the belt housing unit and found the bearing still with plenty of grease and spinning well. After 30 minutes of labor, the tub now spins freely by hand.
However, when I put everything back together, the spin cycle does not spin as fast as it should and the soap does not come out of the clothes as it should. At the final rinse and spin cycle, because of the slower speed, the clothes are still very wet.
Grasshopper now knows his way around his Maytag, but I am very exasperated! Thinking of setting the 28 year old machine out to pasture unless appliantologists can offer more pearls of wisdom!
Posted 21 June 2005 - 06:20 PM
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