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#315474 Samsung Gas Dryer MDE5500AYQ

Posted by nickfixit on 14 March 2015 - 06:12 PM

I believe there is a service pointer out on the motors. The pulley is so shallow the belts come of in normal use, the new motor has a pulley with higher sidewalls to keep the belt on better.

#313567 whirlpool WFD72HEDWO won't start after being starved for water

Posted by nickfixit on 17 February 2015 - 06:33 AM

Put it into a diagnostic mode, many times that alone will restore unit to working state.

#313490 Maytag fav6800 clutch repair/replacement

Posted by nickfixit on 15 February 2015 - 11:14 PM

Was there rust on, or in, the clutch? These are at the age where it's common for tub/seal/bearing failures. Any signs of water or rust on the clutch is a red flag. When everything is right, there isn't really any slop in the fit.


I know you don't want to just junk appliances, but any FAV is better off in a scrap yard than anyone's house. The parts are getting more expensive and less available as time goes by. When you have drivetrain issues, you can spend a ton of money and expend a lot of effort.

#303625 Whirlpool WTW4950XW1 Sensing Load No Wash

Posted by nickfixit on 19 September 2014 - 05:54 AM

Also, check to see if the nut on the drive pulley has worked loose. Otherwise, learn to use the diagnostics on this machine to troubleshoot problems. 

#303624 Whirlpool Duet Sport WFW8300SW01

Posted by nickfixit on 19 September 2014 - 05:51 AM

You might have a coin stuck in the drain hose or something stuck in the hose/check-ball at the tub outlet. The stuck coin can drive you nuts because it can turn open or closed like the carburetor choke. 

#303275 Maytag MAV6057AWW losing oil.. How do I replace and which oil?

Posted by nickfixit on 13 September 2014 - 09:47 PM

  • I can't see why someone would spend that much to fix that washer, it's not a good idea. Be warned, you can expect to snap off 1 or more of the bolts that hold the basket to the hub. The only time we do this repair is when they have a service plan, never as a collect call.

If you've done a few hundred and have the tools, it's not too bad a job. Without the tools and any prior first hand experience, you may find it quite the pain in the ass. Use a marker and mark the orientation of every part you take off, it's easy to end up with something turned the wrong way.



#303266 WTW4950 SPIN ISSUE

Posted by nickfixit on 13 September 2014 - 07:30 PM

Any error codes? Is the wash plate loose or the trans drive pulley. The basket may become loose from the drive tube, sometimes the basket is destroyed along with the trans shaft. Did you do the basket speed sensor test while in diagnostics?

#303265 Whirlpool washer WFW94HEXW2

Posted by nickfixit on 13 September 2014 - 07:25 PM

Check to see if your pump has a bunch of junk inside slowing down the rate of pump out. Also make sure unit is level and has equal weight on all four feet. Plus, make sure your drain hose is not under water and siphoning water back into the machine.

#303264 whirlpool lsq8500JQq2 washer fills but wont agitate or spin

Posted by nickfixit on 13 September 2014 - 07:22 PM

Follow electro-doc's idea. Get the new switch and just hard wire with crimp-ons or wire nuts.

#301233 Whirlpool stacked washer/dryer LTE5243DQ8. Heating element won't shut dow...

Posted by nickfixit on 17 August 2014 - 09:32 PM

I would check the AC cord hook up. With 3 wire and 4 wire installs, I find many errors.

#298868 Maytag MGDC200XW0 Dryer Keeps Blowing Thermal Fuses

Posted by nickfixit on 17 July 2014 - 05:50 AM

There is a service flash on some Whirlpool built dryers to replace the burner tube. All they really did was drill an extra hole so your tube was rotated slightly to lower the position of the TCO. I've put a few in with good results, along with new TCO and thermostat. 

#297720 gvw9959kq2

Posted by nickfixit on 01 July 2014 - 08:33 PM

Just my opinion... Parts are getting real expensive for these, some are no longer available. Do you really want to sink time and money into something that many professionals consider the worst washing machine ever built? 

#297510 The Revenge of the Maytag Washers

Posted by nickfixit on 29 June 2014 - 12:47 PM

One good thing about the old Whirlpool belt drive washers and the Whirlpool direct drive washers is that the gearcase remained stationary during the spin cycle and they didn't eat tub seals and tub bearings.

 I always thought the spinning transmission was strange. I never liked any of the Maytags, even the Dependable Care. I thought the old belt-drive Whirlpool was a better washer..

#297430 WF448AAP/XAC, drain error

Posted by nickfixit on 27 June 2014 - 08:08 PM

search long and hard for a coin caught in one of the drain hoses or connectors. Lot's of guys have ordered motors only to find it still doesn't drain. A coin gets hung up and acts like the choke on a carburetor, it can vary positions from open to closed and drive you nuts.

#297182 LG wm2077cw LE error

Posted by nickfixit on 25 June 2014 - 05:17 AM

Start with the harness and hall sensor, save yourself some grief.

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