I have a pretty troublesome Maytag clothes washer (highly NOT
Vertical (opening on top).
This time the following is happening:
1) After the spin cycle, the clothes are wet
2) During spin cycle:
- the tub does not spin (as evidenced by opening the lid quickly)
- There are strange noises from inside, like something flapping,
it would sound like a 8" piece of belt on a spinning shaft that
hits things (note I said _sound_, I did not look inside and it
would be unlikely to be the case).
- Also a humming sound is heard, like a pump is running normally
- The tub does not want to turn, when I try to turn it by hand
Any ideas what to look for?
Remove the plug from the wall. Under the lip at the bottom of the front
panel you will find two Philips screws. Remove them. You will then be able
to remove the front panel. Look around, you will likely see a bad belt.
Remove it, take it to the parts store and get a new one, replace it. (Oh
yea, bring the make model etc information with you to the store.)
You won't see the belts behind the front panel on a Maytag. You need to
tip the machine and look at the bottom. The direction of rotation
determines whether the machine will agitate or spin. The big pulley
connects to a helical clutch. In one direction a brake keeps the basket
from spinning, and the pulley drives the grarbox. In the other
direction, that brake is released and the basket and gearbox spin.
Yes, I did all that. The pulley spins just fine. The motor runs
etc. The problem is that it is not engaging anything. Sometimes I
heard rumbling noises, like a penny in an empty transmission. Very
How do you take the god damn thing apart? Besides emoving a 1.5x1.5 ft
bask door, the rest does not seem easily removable. I can supply
photos if anyone is interested.
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