Jump to content


Use this Search Box to Find Appliance Repair Help Now
Need help finding your model number?
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums


You can post a question and get repair help for FREE! Click here to get started.


Already a member of the Appliantology Academy? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 


Photo

maytag lat8206aae


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 bruce.b

bruce.b

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 12 posts

Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:21 PM

My Maytag LAT8206AAE washer's agitator stripped out. The plastic splines inside all wore off and found their way into the washer and the agitator came off the shaft. I don't see any other particular wear on the shaft, and it hasn't been leaking or anything like that. I've seen some posts about the shaft having warn and being loose vertically, but this doesn't seem to be the case. Is there anything else I should check here before I consider going for an agitator? The washer is about 15 years old, and we do a lot of laundry with four kids in the house. If there are going to be other expensive repairs coming soon it might be time to replace.

Use the Appliantology Parts Search Box to Find What You Need!
Enter your model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

#2 john63

john63

    Dean of LG Appliantology

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,161 posts
  • Location: USA

Posted 06 January 2011 - 12:51 AM

A good time to replace the BELTS as well.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"

#3 bruce.b

bruce.b

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 12 posts

Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:03 AM

Thanks. I had an opportunity to look at the belts when I replaced the snubbers several months ago, and they all looked rather nicely tensioned and not terribly worn. I looked a bit further at the splines and things inside the tub later last evening and things don't look worn, and there's no play in the shaft through the drum. I guess I'll presume that 15+ years of usage took its toll on the plastic fins inside the agitator. Once the first one gave out, the stress on the others made short work of them. My wife insisted that the little pieces of twisted plastic from the splines inside the agitator were thread... I knew better, but things didn't become apparent what had gone on until I threw a couple of junk towels in the washer and let it run. When it hit the first spin cycle I heard banging and it stopped out of balance. When I opened the lid, the agitator was lying sideways, and all was apparent... I was just wondering if there were any seals or other parts that were easier to get to while the agitator was out, but it looks to come apart pretty easily, any way.

#4 john63

john63

    Dean of LG Appliantology

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,161 posts
  • Location: USA

Posted 06 January 2011 - 10:58 AM

<<<I had an opportunity to look at the belts when I replaced the snubbers several months ago, and they all looked rather nicely tensioned and not terribly worn.>>>

*********

Limited-slip type belts become "Glazed" (smooth/reflective) over time. This causes more slippage and takes longer for the belts to "catch-up" to the Motor-RPM.

The PUMP BELT should *tensioned* according to the instructions on the package.

*********

<<<I was just wondering if there were any seals or other parts that were easier to get to while the agitator was out>>>

*********

No.
To eliminate:

Musty odor

L-O-N-G cycle times

Dingy/yellowing whites

Suds error message

Slow spin speeds

Intermittent water leaks (from rear of washer)

And other annoying symptoms which vary brand-to brand.

Read below:

The *correct* amount of HE (High Efficiency) detergent that should be used in any front load or agitatorless top load washer with tub sizes 3.0 cu ft and larger is as follows:

HE: (2) Tablespoons Per Wash Load

HE 2X: (1) Tablespoon

HE 3X: (1) Teaspoon

Perform a TUB CLEAN CYCLE every (4) months.

Use: "Tide Washing Machine Cleaner"




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."


The Appliance Guru | Master Samurai Tech

Real Time Analytics