My washer won't spin in the spin cycle. The washer is definitely trying to spin. The spin drum seems almost frozen and hard to spin by hand. I can smell the belt smoking as the washer tries to spin. The wash cycle and drain pump seem to work fine. What is the culprit part & is it time to replace other parts for maintenance since I'm there?
Answer Harold, You'll need to raise the top panel of the washer, remove the tub cover and check to make sure there's no small articles stuck between the tubs. If the tubs are clear, you most likely have a seized tub bearing 6-2040130. Besides the bearing assembly, you'll need a set of belts 12112425 a tub seal kit 6-2095720 and a spanner wrench TJ90TB123A to perform the repair. You'll also want to order some silicone grease 204999 to lubricate the rollers on the motor carriage and TJ93240 turbine oil lubricant to lube the new bearing and race. This isn't that difficult a repair, just awkward due to the size of the parts when you remove the tub.
I have a Maytag washer model # lat9416aae There is grease leaking from the bottom of the washer at the center pulley is there a seal or a gasket that I can replace
Answer Michael, Yes there is a seal kit 207843 that can be replaced in the event of an oil leak from the shaft. There is a tool TJ20000021 used to remove the seal from the housing, which makes it a lot easier, you can work the seal out using a small flat blade screwdriver and needle nose pliers. You do have to be careful installing the new seal and you need to remove the oil that has accumulated on the pulley, belts, base, etc.