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Viper

Maytag tub disassembly !ANCIENT! Model A108 SN 113110 AR

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First things first:

Model #: A108

Serial # : 113110   AR

Other info on tag: LISTED 745G

This looks like a "dependable care" model but all that it says on the front is "Automatic"

It has mechanical push buttons for:

Hot/Warm,  Hot/Cold,  Warm/Cold,  Cold/Cold

Small Load, Medium Load, Large Load

The rotary timer has Regular, Permanent Press and Delicate cycles.

 

I am trying to remove the tub/drum to repair leaks from loose bolts

and clean up and repair other issues.

Parts removed ( red X's ) 

Parts remaining ( green marks )

What I have left is:

Agitator, Tub, Drum, Upper tyranny housing.

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I have read EVERY Maytag post here and from what I gather there is supposed to be

1/4" screw in the agitator that will allow me to remove the agitator.

I do not believe this model has that. The agitator does have a small 1/8" or so hole

in it but it does not allow for a screw driver like the pictures I have seen.

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I did read (somewhere) that some models have a rubber washer on the tranny shaft that

holds this in place???

I believe that this is the case for this model. I can pull the agitator out a 1/2" or so and

still freely rotate it but not remove it. ( the agitator gear [ with the pin in it] has been removed )

PS

I am also curious as to what repair manual fits this model....

What do I "call" this washer, and just how old is this...

 

Thanks for your help.

 

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words so here goes:

(all pics and vids are from a webcam...)

 

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and how could I forget the tag :D

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Don't know if it's really worth the trouble to go any further. What you did is appliance abuse!!!! (What a way to go to try and get the agitator off).

Your correct, your model has a o-ring, (actually it's about a 1/4" tall somewhat thick rubber band that goes onto the agitator shaft and the agitator has a spot that snaps down over it. They can be somewhat difficult to remove, you would have had much better luck with what I'm about to tell you if the machine was still all in one piece.

Wrap a rope under the agitator twice, once on each side and put a board through the tiec loop of rope at top and pry agitator up and out. Then you would have seen the "tub mounting stem nut", which takes a special spanner wrench and large hammer to remove and replace.

If you had done the above and just removed the spin basket you would have easily accessed the three support leg mounting bolts and could have repaired quite easily.

But now...........Good luck.......your going to need it....

As far as age, that's probably one of the first or second dependable care style units produced maybe around early 70's???

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Thanks for the reply....

Actually what I did was intentional. (mostly)

I plan to sandblast most of the rusted parts and repaint them.

This is a good washer and easy to work on, (for the most part)

Also:

Do you know what kind of gear oil is used.

Dont forget about the repair manual... :D:D:D

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You are absolutely correct in saying that it's a good washer. That was built when Maytag was really Maytag and the name really meant something.

Here's the oil (34oz.): CLICK HERE

Here's some other parts you will be needing.

Transmission gasket: CLICK HERE

Spanner wrench-tool: CLICK HERE

Outer tub support bolts(3 needed): CLICK HERE

Suggested that you replace the tub mounting stem seal kit also, (good possibilty of leakage after trying to reinstalled old seal kit): CLICK HERE

And check the condition of the tub bearing/sleave to make sure it's in good condition, if not: CLICK HERE

Couldn't find you a Maytag repair manual on RepairClinic, maybe someone else can help you with that.

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Yes, the agitator shaft seal is included in the mounting stem and seal kit.

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FYI, Ordered these:

Item #: 456406

Description: Transmission case gasket

Price: $8.70

Quantity: 1

Availability: Yes = In stock.

Item Total: $8.70

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Item #: 3075

Description: Washer tub stem seal and hub assembly with nut

Price: $63.05

Quantity: 1

Availability: Yes = In stock.

Item Total: $63.05

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Item #: 433245

Description: Outer tub bolt and gasket assembly, short

Price: $2.95

Quantity: 3

Availability: Yes = In stock.

Item Total: $8.85

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Item #: 3056

Description: Washing machine tub bearing repair kit

Price: $52.55

Quantity: 1

Availability: Yes = In stock.

Item Total: $52.55

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Item #: 351036

Description: Rubber adhesive, 2 oz

Price: $11.15

Quantity: 1

Availability: Yes = In stock.

Item Total: $11.15

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Item #: 1282

Description: Damper pad kit for base support with lubricant, also order RCC # 351036 rubber adhesive

Price: $17.35

Quantity: 1

Availability: Yes = In stock.

Item Total: $17.35

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Subtotal: $161.65

Shipping Method (2nd Day - 2 business days - Click for details): $13.95

Shipping Total: $13.95

Tax (Michigan residents only): $0.00

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ORDER TOTAL: $175.60

Thank you again for ordering from Repairclinic.com.

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What are you going to use to put the mounting stem nut back on with? I notice you didn't order a spanner wrench, which unfortunitely RepairClinc didn't have in stock.

If you still need one I found a better and cheaper one from RepairClinc that will work for most all major brands of washers, (Whirlpool/Kenmore, G.E, and Maytag).

Universal spanner wrench, only $19.95 and in stock: CLICK HERE

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A buddie of mine has one that I believe will work.....

But thanks for the follow up...

 

Any tips on just how thight to get these....?

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When tightening the actual mounting stem, one or two good firm whacks with a hammer to the spanner wrench then tighten the set screw to retain in place.

Top tub nut, needs to be good and tight. snug down by hand and make sure basket is centered and not leaning in any direction, then whack it down good and tight with the hammer and spanner wrench, three or four good hard whacks.

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Perhaps you can help me.

 I have this exact model of Maytag washer and am having problems with the agitator.  It starts off agitating fine, then slowly the inside tub starts spinning more and more each agitation until the whole thing just starts spinning.  Then the water starts sloshing out the top.  I replaced the belts cause they were old, but that didn't help.  Any ideas?

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please start a new post for different unit/problem  otherwise it gets too confusing for all involved. your problem sounds to be in the brake.

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Hello again...

Same washer, another part.

Looking for the plastic gear inside the transmission.

 

Thanks

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[user=1513]Viper[/user] wrote:

Hello again...

Same washer, another part.

Looking for the plastic gear inside the transmission.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

^^^^^^

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[user=1513]Viper[/user] wrote:

[user=1513]Viper[/user] wrote:
Hello again...

Same washer, another part.

Looking for the plastic gear inside the transmission.

 

Thanks

 

 

 Bump...

^^^^^^

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