Newly installed maytag tub bearing making loud metal grinding noise (Model LAT9356AAE)
Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:43 PM
Don't know what to do - did I install it incorrectly? I'm kinda choked because I was extreemly carefull to clean everything and ensure a good fit without any errors. All is good except when it hits 30-100% spin cycle and then the bearing just howls like a jet plane taking off... $220+tax in parts and about 7 hours later and this is where i'm at... wife is not happy and I feel like a fool for trying now... any help appreciated.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:50 PM
... sorry, I don't know the answer
... $220+tax in parts and about 7 hours later and this is where i'm at... wife is not happy
(maybe someone else on here does)
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 10:56 PM
The price is very low for this job. I usually get around $350.00 for this job and only takes me about 2 hours to do the job.
Did you replace the cork mounting stem too?
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:02 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:07 PM
I wasn't supposed to grease the bearing was I?
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:11 PM
No you aren't supposed to add any lubricant to the parts.
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:12 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:15 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:20 PM
If I take it apart and clean it and put back together, is it too late for this.... again, only 2 spin cycles, would the detergent actually eat up the bearing?
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:23 PM
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:26 PM
I didn't lube anything else except for the tub bearing, even then it was simply film that I put on...
Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:37 PM
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Posted 18 October 2011 - 11:44 PM
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:04 AM
Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:12 AM
I used to have an account with AP Wagner, but they got bought out by Marcone, so I closed my account. AP wagner would have let me buy parts and have them shipped from one of the Canadian branches, then ship the parts to you.
Posted 19 October 2011 - 05:57 AM
Just take it apart and clean it up good with a clean dry lint free cloth and put it back together except for installing the main spin basket. Then put it in a spin cycle, (leave the water off), and let it spin for just a little and see if it is making any noise. If not then install the spin basket, (Make sure you have it centered before you tighten the nut down, that maybe your problem now. If you didn't center the tub and just tightened the nut down it is the most likely cause of your grinding noise - the spin basket could be grinding against the outer tub.).
With the spin basket centered and tightened down good, (you really can't over-tighten the stem seal or the tub nut either), put it back in spin and let it spin for the two minutes, dry, to run the seal in.
If this all goes well, then it will be time to fill it with water and make sure the new tub stem seal isn't leaking.
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:01 PM
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