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Fixing a Maytag Dependable Care Top-Load Washer that Smokes During Spin-Pump Out

Maytag washer top-load spin belt burn smoke

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#1 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:07 AM

Thanks for the memories,miss these washers. See one about every six months.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 12:13 AM

An Oldie but a goodie ! :thumbsup:

Was almost a crime to take money for the amount of effort required to change the belts too.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

I too love those Maytags. We have 37 of these at my Dad's two laundromats. Albeit the newer Transition and electronic controls. The Samurai makes a great point about the belts on these units that need to slip. A couples of years ago we got some belts from our supplier that were made in Mexico and not OEM. I did not think anything of it and installed them on a few machines. All of the machines that had these generic belts on them would kick off on the motor thermal overload. It took me a little while to figure out was going on: the generic belts had more "grip" and would not slip like the originals were designed to do, causing the motors to overheat. I put the original belts back on those machines and the problem was solved.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:21 AM

I've seen the belt burn up when the tub seal and bearing have gone bad also.

I can't believe Maytag tried to phase these machines out and try to push the Atlantis , Performa and "Legacy" (SAV) Searcy built washer.
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