My washer is making a loud grinding noise during the spin cycle.
The washer is a Maytag Legacy bought in 2007.
Would it be bearing? If so, what part number, and do other parts need to be replaced at the same time?
With a loud grinding noise you will first want to check the drain pump to make sure that it is not turning hard and that the bearings are not coming out of it. If this checks ok then you will want to replace the tub bearing W10219156.
This machine was making a loud noise while spinning and then stopped spinning all together.
Answer Hello Jim. Check and see if the belt is burnt into. If so, you will need to order and replace the tub seal W10219156 in the unit and the belt. It sounds like the bearing is bad.
I have and intermittent squeal during the agitation cycle only. I have replaced both the agitator and bearing but no success in stopping the squeal. Do you think it is the transmission or something else?
Answer Bruce, It's most likely something else, like the thrust bearing assembly 12002213 if the cam or bearing is worn or distorted, and out of tolerance, the brake rotor will remain partially engaged and make a squeak noise in the agitate cycle. Also check the belt 22003483 for a worn or burnt spot, and the motor pulley for the same as well.
My washer is making a loud noise during the wash and spin cycle. It sounds like a loud humming or very fast clicking noise. Is my lower bearing going out or something different, and if it is, would I need to buy a spanner wrench to replace it?
Answer Hello Sergio,
The pump 35-6780 requires no spanner wrench to replace. I believe a 5/16 inch socket and a 3/8 inch socket are needed in addition to the 5/16 for the drain hose clamp removals. Some of these may require a pair of pliers to remove the drain hoses from the pump, but I can't remember but a few that has the pinch type clamps on them. Most have the automotive style hose clamps on them which are much easier to work with. Be sure to unplug the unit before beginning!
My washer is making a loud humming/fast clicking noise during the agitating and spinning cycle. Is my lower bearing going out or a different problem?
Answer Hello Sergio,
Most of the time when a complaint of the washer making a clicking during the units' operation, there is either a foreign object in the pump 35-6780 or the bearing in the pump has failed. There is a slight possibility of a nail or similar item in one of the holes in the inner tub that is rubbing on the inside of the outer tub, but this is remote. Most of the time, the pump replacement will cure the issue.
Washer will not spin ?
Answer Hi Richard. This can be a few different issues. First remove the power. Then lift the top. Unclasp the top tub ring and use a flashlight to see if there is any balled up clothes stopping the unit from spin. If not then with the top lifted, remove the front panel. Then you lift the unit and support the tilted cabinet. Then rotate the lower pulley one way it will turn and allow the spin. In another direction it will use the clutch pulley to unlock the brake rotor part # 35-6714 to allow it to spin. If you notice the inside of the washer from all below the middle of the basket down has all dirty brown throw off it is a sign that the upper spin bearing under the tub /seal assy. has failed. It is part # W10219156. If there is no other tell tale sign, listen to the lower spin bearing for failure part # 12001562. Remove the belt. advance the timer to spin in any/all cycles and see if the timer and motor responds in all commands. If the belt part # 21352320 has broken , find out why it failed along w/if something got stuck int he pump part # 35-6780. Let us know what you find so we can supply you with more correct part #'s. Thank You.
The noise I hear during the rinse cylce is a thumping/popping sound. My laundry is also still heavily wet when the wash is complete. Thank you.
Answer Hello Richard. You will need to check the thrust bearing 12002213 and make sure it is releasing the brake properly. Turn the pulley by hand and make sure the brake raises up fully. If not, you will need to replace the thrust bearing 12002213. Hope this helps.