Followup question. No spin. I've installed new belts and brake assembly. No luck. Your email said to check the tub bearing. It was frozen. I've installed a new tub bearing and seal kit. The spin cycle worked -dry spin-no water as you recommended, but with a half load of clothes and water, no agitation or spin. Could I have wrecked the new belt by using it before I realized the tub bearing was frozen or did I create more problems during the installation?
Answer Hello Don,
If you didn't lubricate the spin bearing liberally after cleaning the transmission housing where the bearing rides with light sandpaper, the new spin bearing may be seized. If you did clean up the transmission where the bearing rides and lubricated it, the brake adjustment may be out far enough to prevent the brake from being fully disengaged for spin. There are only a few things that can cause this. The belt slipping, clothes between the tubs, the spin bearing, the lower transmission bearing binding, the tub cover binding, or the brake not dis-engaging. This is of course if the motor is running in spin. Also, realize that the brake must be released for the unit to spin. If the brake will not release, the brake package 6-2011900 will require replacement. Be aware that if this is the case, when the old brake is removed, the lower transmission bearing comes off with it. You absolutely must remember to remove the bearing and insert it into the new brake assembly.
My Maytag washer is 14 years old, it agitates and water discharges ok but it does not spin fast enough to take wetness out of clothes like it did before......I'm getting a light electrical or rubber smell and a little bit of water has shown up under the machine.....Is this a tub bearing gone bad?
Answer Hello David. Check and see if the bearing is leaking on the unit. If so, and you hear roaring during the spin cycle, then you will need to replace the bearing in the unit.
Comes with bearing kit and new seals for outer tub support bolts. 6-2095720 Seal kit should be replaced at the same time. Spanner wrench is required to complete repair TJ90TB123A.
I'm replacing the tub bearing and the sleeve is frozen to the transmission. Any suggestions? John
Answer Hello John,
The way to get the sleeve off is to break it off. Using a hammer give it a good hit and it should split. Once split just remove and make sure that you clean up the casing.
Ge compact washer makes noise when it goes in spin cycle like woo woo woo
Answer Hello Norb,
This does sound like a tub bearing that is failing. The part number for the tub bearing is WH4X103
I have a Maytag washer that will not spin fast enough to remove all the water, is this a simple repair?
Answer Hello Ralph, actually the spinning of the machine isn't responsible for the removal of the water. The pump is driven by a belt that is separate from the belt that drives the transmission. When working properly the machine should empty of all water even if it wasn't spinning, the clothes would just be wet. I would check to make sure there isn't an obstruction in the pump and make sure the pump pulley is turning freely. Another thing that is common on this series of Maytag's, was something would get stuck in the hose that goes in between the tub and pump. If you remove the front panel and take a look at these things you may very well find the problem. I really don't think you're looking at a tub bearing issue. Thanks.
Our washer sounded like it was going to take flight in spin cycle. We replaced the bearings and sleeve and still hear this noise. The belts look good and all turn quietly and easily underneath by hand. What else could be making this noise?
Answer Hello Jill,
You replaced the tub bearing but you may also want to check the rear bearing 22003441 and the bearing 200835 under the pulley at the bottom of the unit. You would also want to check the brake 6-2011900 to make sure that it is lifting properly and not causing noise.
Tub leaks sometimes with full load. Do I need to replace both inner and outer seals and bearing ?
Answer Hi Randy. Tub Bearing Kit - Comes with bearing kit and new seals for outer tub support bolts. 6-2095720 Seal kit should be replaced at the same time. Spanner wrench is required to complete repair TJ90TB123A. Item Number: 6-2040130. Thank you.