every thing seems to be working. When you start it makes a grinding sound. Could it be the motor or the bearing seal?
You will want to get down into the pump and check for debris like glass or anything like that. This would be the most common problem. The impeller would most likely be the cause for this issue.
Do all of the parts in the shaft seal kit (AP4365097) sit above the motor mounting plate (ie plastic part that screws directly to motor), or do any of these parts fit between the plate and the motor? Also, specifically what order to they reattach and also which side of the bearing (ie second row in diagram, 2nd in from the right) faces down - the white plastic part or the black metal part? Can't seem to remember what everything looked like to put it back together LOL - I thought everything was on top of the motor plate but one of your previous answers says that the motor has to be removed to replace one of the bearings, which doesn't make sense to me...
Answer Steve, If you're replacing the shaft seal kit Only: A) There"s no need to remove the pump assembly from the tub(unless you want more room) B) All of the seal kit components are installed from the motor plate up. We'll send you some information that should be helpful, but basically, the boot seal is installed in the plate, with the "white" ceramic ring facing up, install the impeller shaft sleeve on the threaded motor shaft, then install the seal seat cup, with the metal surface facing down towards the ceramic seal.
replacing the motor seal kit. how do i remove the motor form the filter plate base.
Answer Carlos, Unless the motor or motor shaft is damaged, you don't need to separate the motor from the pump housing, you don't even need to remove the pump from the tub, but it is a lot easier to work with if you do. We'll send you some information that should be helpful. Thanks
Hi, I have a 100 series, what is the best way know if the motor shaft seal is bad?
Answer Hello Mel. If the unit is leaking water around the shaft of the motor, then the seal is bad and you will need to replace the seal kit 6-919539. Hope this helps.
I am replacing the motor seal kit on my Maytag. The original part where the chopper blade sat was plastic and it seemed to sit on the seal with the stainless steel ring (upper right part in AP4365097 drawing). For the new part, the chopper blade seems to sit on a hex shaft (a short version and long version on the bottom left of drawing). My question is: Is the hex shaft threaded, and does it thread onto the motor axle? Also, which one do I use on my Maytag? The long one? My Maytag serial # is 18756346CN.
Last question: If I have to remove the motor assembly, after removing everything to get access to it, do I just pull the motor out of the tub? I don't see any torx screws or anything holding the motor in place, it's just the motor sitting in a cavity, with a large seal around the edge, sealing it with the tub. Thanks!
Answer Hi Jacques. You use the kit part # 6-919539. You compare the length of the original shaft with the new part. There is a hole in the bottom of the motor to insert a small blade screwdriver or a pick tool. It sops the motor shaft enough to remove the original shaft and then replace it. If you decide to remove the motor, then you will need to unhook all underside and once all apart from inside, you push up and lift the motor from inside of the tub. Be careful of the oblong turbidity sensor as it passes through. You then need to replace the tub seal part # 6-917025 and make sure you use paper towels to keep the seal / base contact area clean. There is a plastic hex shape x2"Length centering tool with the kit. It is used to center the shaft of the new parts for the chopper blade rides centered above the metal mesh plate or it will hit the sides of the screen and scream loudly. Thank You.