Taking Apart a Maytag Atlantis
Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:28 PM
So I decided to take it apart but i need help. Some websites say there are clips on the underneath and some say there are clips on the top which need to slid inwards using a putty knife.
I found the clips on the bottom but they are really tight and i tried messing around with a screwdriver but didn't want to damage anything.
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:12 PM
Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:32 AM
pushed the pins in and the lid came off.
now have to find out where the noise comes from.
i removed the agitator and the pastic tub but there was nothing..
it sounds like it's coming from right under the black tub.
do i have to pull the black tub out or can i just start working from down under the tub ?
Posted 07 May 2005 - 09:25 AM
so i don't want to keep paying 45$ call fee. if it's really the transmission then i would rather get new machine and if it's not then i'll look into it or have someone with more experience to look into it.
are there any clues to a bad transmission.
any help would be appreciated.
Posted 08 May 2005 - 03:27 AM
Posted 08 May 2005 - 10:11 AM
The washer was completely fine until one day it started making loud noises. On furthur inspection we found out that it only made the noise on the wash cycle(when the agitator moves) and it runs smoothly during the spin cycle.
The agitator moves during the was cycle but only now it makes loud noise with small and quick sudden jerks to the agitator movement.
Then i pulled out the agitator and plastic tub thinking there might be something stuck in it and couldn't get down any furthur. So called up a repair guy and he said the transmission is bad with a repair cost of 350$ and he advised that i would better off with a new washer.
Now the guy who came in seem to be contradicting whatever i read on this site even claiming that i don't need anything like a brake tool to take apart the washer. And I have heard that maytags have a good transmission and they don't blow up that soon (machine bought in mid-2001). So is there a definite way of finding out if it is the transmission and not something else and easy to repair(like the maytag squeking post) before i go and get a new washer.
Posted 08 May 2005 - 06:26 PM
Thanks in advance,
Posted 26 May 2007 - 03:05 PM
Posted 26 May 2007 - 04:31 PM
Posted 26 May 2007 - 04:46 PM
Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:15 PM
[user=36]Budget Appliance Repair[/user] wrote:
You can do the job without the tool, just need to get three screws that are the same threads as the 6, 5/16" bolts holding the stator on. These three new screws have to be about 1 1/2" long.
Remove three of the original 5/16" head bolts and replace with the three longer screws, then remove the other 3 original 5/16" head bolts. Now you will gradually and evenly back-out the three long screws slowly letting the brake spring pressure off.
The brake tool cost around $100 and works very nicely also.
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 08:43 PM
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