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.