The washer started to get like a burned rubber smell to it with a little smoke haze. Would it be a possible belt problem or a motor issue?
Answer Hello Randy,
This is most probably a spin bearing/outer tub seal issue. You see, when the tub assembly opposes rotation, the belt will start to slip because the motor is on a spring loaded slide assembly. To verify my hypothesis, let the unit go completely through the spin cycle then feel of the bottom of the outer tub beside where the transmission goes into the bottom of the tub. If it's hot, it's the spin bearing. If it isn't hot, take the belt off of the drain pump and turn it by hand. If it has something in it, it will oppose rotation. If it feels rough, it could either have a foreign object inside it or a bad bearing.
Normally, the motor will have nothing to do with a rubber burning smell. If the motor is responsible for any smell, it will be an electrical burning smell.
I remove the old Motor & pump belt on my Maytag washer because it was loose making a sqeecking sound on a wash cycle and measured it to be 40 1/2 long.
If this belt is 40 1/2 long why is it loosed?.
Answer George, The belt tension is maintained by the motor carriage , rollers and springs, located in the left hand front corner on the base. You do need to make sure the carriage and rollers are clean and well lubricated so they move in both directions freely and both springs are present 205000. To properly adjust the new belts, install them both, slightly loosen the three pump mount screws, from underneath hold the motor back in position, and "pinch" the pump belt together in the center, then tighten the pump mounting screws. Thanks and Good Luck
Will not spin. Replaced the belt and same thing.
Answer Hello John! I have located model LAT9206BAE. You will need to test and replace the lid switch assembly 12001908. You can test parts by using a MultiMeter TJMA-DM1. Here is a link from our free repair forum you can refer to for help with using a multi meter. Hope this helps, thanks! http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Once the spin cycle picks up momentum tub goes out of balance. Could it be belts as machine is 11 years old and they are original. They seem fairly loose,when squeezed in middle the two sides touch. When rubbed, the belts give off black smudge to fingers. Took front panel off, everything underneath seems clean, no obvious signs of issues.
Answer Hi Gerry. Remove all power. You can slide adjust the pump 5/16" bolts so when you squeeze test the belts, you have at least 3/8"-1/2" of gap with the motor fully pressed out with tension. If the belts are throwing off the debris's then it is a very good time / sign of replacing. The belts are part # 12112425. Check and clean with alcohol the floor and foot pads where they grip the floor. The pad part # is 210684. Level the legs and lock the upper leg nuts locked up tight up against the base. Then release the top spring clips and lift the top. Unclip the top tub cover and see if there is any small clothes bunched up in between the inner/outer tub ( use a flashlight). They will get there with an overloaded situation, stopping the tub. Let Us know as if we can help you further. Thank you.
Won't spin water out. I opened the lid and Washer was full of smoke.
Answer Hi Lillie. Your question is loaded with possible failures. You have to diagnose which part failed? This failure will cause belts to burn when the motor cannot turn as it is called to. Is there something in between the inner and outer tub (clothing), stopping the inner basket to stop? Is there something caught in the pump, stopping the belts? Is the machine clutch/ brake system locked up? Is the motor bearings locked up? Any one of these problems causes the complaint described. The belt part # is 211124.The pump part # is 6-2022030. The motor part # is 12002353.The brake part # is 6-2011900. Thank you . Hope this helps.
Same problem as tom, spin cycle barely releases water. Is it just a belt?
Answer Hello Craig. You will want to remove the belts and try to manually turn the pulley. When you turn it one way, it should turn the tub with it along with a little friction when your turning it. Turn it the other way and it should turn the agitator with almost no resistance. If you have resistance when turning it while it turns the agitator you will have to replace the transmission. If everything turns fine, look at part AP4023752, to make sure it's centered on the base and the motor moves freely. Hope this helps!
The agitator does not create turbulence or suds in the water. The agitator base moves back and forth ever so slowly but with force. It is not slipping. The spin cycle works fine. Could the belts be slipping or is the problem in the transmission?
Answer Hello Richard. You will want to remove the belts and try to manually turn the pulley. When you turn it one way, it should turn the tub with it along with a little friction when your turning it. Turn it the other way and it should turn the agitator with almost no resistance. If you have resistance when turning it while it turns the agitator you will have to replace the transmission. If everything turns fine, look at part 205000, to make sure it's centered on the base. Hope this helps!