Maytag Performa Washer - Sometimes it spins, sometimes no.
Posted 11 July 2006 - 06:39 AM
model number PAV2000AWW
Serial Number 10418608SB
Everything works fine except about half the time the tub does not spin during the spin cycle. Sometimes it spins normally, sometimes slowly, sometimes not at all. Seems to happen more often on the second or third load in a row. When it doesn't spin I open the lid and engage the lid switch with a screwdriver and watch as it's trying to spin. At that time the tub can be moved freely by hand. (Freely is a relative term. I can help move it with my hand. There is resistance. Didn't want to insinuate that the tub simply spun after being given a push).
Please to be helping me.
Bowing in your direction.
Posted 17 July 2006 - 10:27 AM
Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:23 PM
It's hard to fix something that is not broken enough to show itself. Your line above if correct would indicate a bad transmision. Something intermitently hanging up in the drive gear. This is one of the few units that the transmision is not just along for the ride in spin, it has function and can fail resulting in what you have seen. The fact the you can rotate the tub at that time indicates the brake is released which means belt, motor and thrust bearings have all done there job. I would let it limp along until it shows itself enough to pin point the failure. You can make sure the motor plate is slightly lubed with grease to enable enough tension on the belt when the motor pivots. You can also drop down your transmision pulley and inspect it for wear. If all looks fine there, lightly grease the washers and spacers and put them back in the same way they came out.
When it doesn't spin I open the lid and engage the lid switch with a screwdriver and watch as it's trying to spin. At that time the tub can be moved freely by hand.
Posted 17 July 2006 - 05:39 PM
Would this be when it doesn't spin? What would I look for then? Is there a description somewhere of what should be happening when the unit goes into the spin cycle?
I would let it limp along until it shows itself enough to pin point the failure.
Posted 17 July 2006 - 06:04 PM
Posted 21 July 2006 - 12:15 PM
Upon closer inspection I have hopefully found true bliss. Broken spring on the motor plate. Will replace this weekend and post results. Should I reuse the 4 slides, or just replace the springs?
What do the springs attach to? If I need to remove the pully to replace the springs I may as well put the new slides on. We'll see I guess.
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