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Maytag MAH3000AWW Fills Wont Sping Makes Noise

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Okay so i just baught this washer from someone on craigslist, which i feel may be my first mistake. It has been working fine for a few days but now today it is filling with water and then making a whiring noise. It sounds like something is "spun out" After it makes this noise for a few minutes it just shuts off. The door locked light turns on and shuts off just fine but the washer will not spin or agitate. If i flip the washer to rinse it sounds like it is agitating a little bit, but once it gets to spin it makes the spun out noise. I will say that prior it sounded like an air plane about to take off in the spin cycle.

Let me know, i only paid 200 for the thing so if the repair is expensive i will scrap it and lick my wounds.

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I believe the "spun out" noise you are hearing is the motor running free with no load, belt has came off pulley in back because of spin bearings that were not good when you got the machine. The noise you are hearing, (jet plane taking off noise), in spin is the evidence of bad seal which has let water into and destroyed bearings.

The bearings have got so bad it has let the front of the tub drop down which will let the belt walk right off the big pulley in back because the pulleys are not in alignment anymore.

Remove the back panel and I can pretty much guarantee you are going to find brownish stains all around the back area and pulley and belt will be off.

Edited by Budget Appliance Repair

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If i have read everything correctly does this mean that the bearing needs to be replaced. Now the only way to replace the bearing is to replace the whole tub correct?

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Basically yes, unless you have a very high mechanical ability.

There is a tool called a "Tony Tool" to replace the bearings in these instead of replacing the complete rear tub seal.

The tool is around $450. It can be rented.

Here's a website that will explain all you need to know and a resource for bearings and seal kit + rental of Tony Tool.

http://www.neptunebearing.com/index.html

Or high mechanical ability part is to improvise the Tony Tool by pounding the old bearings out and using a large bolt and washers to pull the new bearings back in

place.

Depending on how bad things are, (the belt won't stay on=things are pretty bad in your case), you may end up needing a new spin basket spider and support shaft if the seal area of the shaft is damaged.

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