MAH5500BW New Bearings/Seals..rockin'& rollin w/no high speed
Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:20 PM
Posted 13 November 2011 - 02:26 PM
Check your off balance switches. There should be three. Corrosion on the 1/4in spades of the switches can cause the no spin/slow spin. A shorted/malfunctioning inertial switch can cause the violent shaking. One switch is at the very bottom of the weight/bumper under the tub. Another is on the side of the tub at the 3 o'clock position. The inertial switch is at the 2 o'clock position under the front lip of the upper cement weight.
The person who changed the bearings may also have made a mistake when reassembling the unit or forgot a cement weight or loose shocks.
I did notice that you didn't say you tried to re-level the unit. check the feet and make sure it doesn't rock corner to corner (diagonally).
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 04:43 PM
("The person who changed the bearings may also have made a mistake when reassembling the unit or forgot a cement weight or loose shocks".)
This was me....thought I got it right but....(at least the 'lear jet' sound is gone!)
Posted 14 November 2011 - 09:20 AM
Put machine back together, checked for level and ran a light load on "quick" wash.
Observations: 1) everything appears to be ok up to spin cycle.
2) light smell of burning rubber.
3) 2 speeds in spin cycle noticed ( missing high speed?)
4) timer counts down to 4 min. then went back up to 7 min. (appears to be trying to repeat spin cycle)
5) son.... losing faith in his hero....locked and loaded!!!!!! JK
Posted 14 November 2011 - 12:16 PM
is all of the Water being Drained before Spin ?
... ( missing high speed?)
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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:58 PM
Maybe a bad mcu if it never reaches 1000 rpm.
Did u try it empty?
Posted 14 November 2011 - 08:42 PM
ran empty on "quick" wash cycle.....everything normal and all visible water is drained out except when tub is spun by hand i still can hear some sloshing water.......cycle time ran down to 2min. then jumped up to 5min. and repeats this process until I pull the power cord. Seems like the final "high" speed spin never happens. Also, still light smell of burning rubber noticed at end of spin cycle at 2min....nut on back of washer is currently hand tight.....much tighter and I can barely hand-spin the drum. Any idea how tight this nut should be?
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Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:16 AM
Did you install a new crush sleeve? If not maybe that is why the bearings are binding when you tighten the main pulley nut down, compressing the two bearings in preloading them both and causing too much friction/load for the bearings to spin smoothly.
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Posted 18 November 2011 - 06:34 PM
The water you hear when you spin the drum(tub/Spin Basket) is in the balance ring more than likely. it is normal to hear that when turning the drum by hand. I haven't fully read your topic, but Grasshopper have you tried to spin the unit, while empty in diagnostic cycle? Have you located the tech sheet behind the control pannel? I would test the unit in diagnostic first, if it doesn't spin in the diagnostic cycle, then there are a few things that can be causing your issue.
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Posted 19 November 2011 - 07:05 AM
Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:40 AM
Anyway, heres the update.....
1) New crush sleeve installed and bearings snugged up against it. Checked bearings so that both are installed straight...hoping to fix wobble at spin cycle.
2) Purchased new seal kit that comes with 2 different seals in the package. One seal has a metal washer that that wont slide all the way down the shaft of the spinner support to seal over the o-ring so i had to use the other seal (this just happens to be the same seal that i installed before). This seal does not fit snug to the bearing... maybe it's not suppose to....has about a 3/16 gap between bearing and seal and is in as far as it will go.
3)Tightened new nut against 2 new washers (supplied in kit) to 30lbs/ft......tub is now very hard to spin with my hands.
I have stopped at this point because I think the tub should be alot easier to spin with my hands....am i right? or should i put it all back together and run it?
PS......please don't let her send me to the laundramat!!!!
Posted 06 December 2011 - 09:50 PM
Posted 06 December 2011 - 10:12 PM
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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:32 PM
maytag neptune seal kit.jpg 2.73KB 10 downloads
The seal is installed against the front bearing just as you see it in the picture.
Posted 09 December 2011 - 01:38 PM
Bad news: Ran a small load and it start to wobble at the beginning of the spin cycle. Clothes did look normal (wetness) at the completion of the cycle. I checked all the way around both bearings with a metal ruler to make sure they were in straight. Never wobbled prior to replacement of bearings though. Crush sleeve is new and snugged up to both bearings. Nut on rear is torqued to 30ft/lbs.
How much can one man take???
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