Unit washes fine. When unit goes into spin cycle it spins and then releases then spins and releases. It will not get up to full spin speed before releasing. It also tries to agitate at the same time and bunches up the clothes putting the drum off balance. Do I have a brake issue? Any ideas would be helpful.
Answer Jack, you've got one of two problems. First a worn out thrust bearing assembly 12002213 If any component of the assembly is worn out or distorted, it won't engage the brake or transmission properly and you will have a poor spin performance. The other possibility is the transmission itself. If the internal clutch spring or gear is worn or broken, the shaft won't engage and lock up and allow the tub to spin properly. It's most likely a worn out thrust bearing, and that's where you may want to start.
Will tub seal kit part no. W10219156 repair the loud jet like noise on my MAV4758AWW? Will it come with instructions?
Answer Hello Chris. Yes, if the bearing is bad, you will need to order and replace the tub seal W10219156 on the unit. The part does come with an instruction sheet.
My washer will not spin.
Answer Hello Joe. You need to check and see if the lid switch assembly is bad and will need to be replaced in the unit.
I am having some trouble removing the old Tub Seal which I believe is part number W10219156. Is there a special tool that I need or do you have a suggestion on how to remove it?
Answer Hello Todd,
To replace the tub seal you will need to do the following. You will need tub seal kit 12001598. Make sure power is disconnected.
1. Tilt unit back and remove belt.
2. Lift top of unit by depressing the tabs inbetween the top and main cabinet.
3. Remove the 2 - 5/16" screws that hold the front panel to the cabinet and remove panel.
4. Take fabric dispenser out which will expose a 1/2" bolt holding the agitator in place. Remove bolt and lift agitator out.
5. Remove the screws that hold the inner tub in place and remove inner tub.
6. Once the inner tub is out you will need to remove the seal nut.
7. Once seal nut is removed you will have to remove the hub. In order to remove the hub you will have to either use a cold chisel or dremmel to get off as the tool is no longer available. The hub turns counter clockwise. Also be careful on not hitting the threading on the transmission shaft.
8. Once the seal nut and hub are off you then want to remove the 4 - 1/2' bolts that hold the seal in place.
9. Get as much water out of the tub and drain hole using a shop vac.
10. At bottom of tub remove the drain line from tub.
11. Use spring removal tool TJ22002922 and remove springs from bottom of tub.
12. Lift tub and transmission assembly out. and flip over.
13. Once you flip tub over transmission assembly will be facing up. There will be 6 - 1/2" bolts holding the braces to the tub support. Remove the bolts.
14. Once bolts are removed mark one of the braces and the tub to ensure that you get back in right position.
15. Lift transmission assembly off the tub support and set to the side.
16. You then want to also mark the tub support to make sure it is back in place properly. If not in place properly then seal will not line up for the screws.
17. Remove the 3 - 1/2" bolts from the tub support which holds the seal.
18. Lift tub support off bottom of tub and remove seal.
19. Line seal up in accordance with marks and reassemble in reverse.
After fixing the leak with the tub seal and bearing kit, it now does everything but spin. In the spin cycle, the motor is running and the lid switch seems fine. What next?
Answer Hello Jeff,
If the motor is running but the tub isn't spinning, you should check the brake and thrust bearing assembly for proper assembly and adjustment. Let us know if you require further assistance.