How do you replace MAH4000AWW motor?
Answer Hello Aud3946. The drive motor is hinged into the left bottom
area of the outer tub and secured to the outer
tub by the bolt on the belt adjustment wheel.
A slot in the mounting bracket of the outer
tub allows the motor to pivot and allows
adjustment of the drive belt tension. 1 . Disconnect power to the unit.
2 . Remove the front panel, rear access panel
and the front weight. 3 . From the rear, locate the belt adjustment
wheel and note the adjustment number
aligned with the rib of the outer tub. This
will help later when the belt adjustment
wheel is placed back onto the outer tub
and the belt is remounted on the motor
and drive pulley. Remove the bolt securing
the belt adjustment wheel. 4. Lift the motor slightly to disengage the belt
from the motor pulley. Place motor on the
base frame. 5 . From the front, remove the wire harnesses
from the back of the motor.
6 . Grasp the motor and slide it carefully from
the pivot hang holes in the outer tub. 1 . Reverse the previous procedures to remount
NOTE: Prior to hanging the motor, reconnect
motor wire harnesses and ground wire.
2 . Prior to hanging the motor on the outer
tub, check the positioning of the rubber
3 . Check belt tension. If loose, loosen the belt
adjustment wheel bolt and rotate the
wheel one notch in a clockwise rotation.
Check belt tension again. The belt should
experience no more than a 1" deflection
when depressed to the inside.
My washer makes a loud whinning noise in the spin cycle. What could be the cause?
This could be either the motor or the spin bearing. The first thing to do is open the door and reach up and put your hand on the top of the inner tub. Push up and release several times lightly. If you feel play and hear a clunking while doing this, the spin bearing 22004465 is at fault. If it feels tight with no play or sound, the problem is probably the motor 12002039.