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Author Topic: Maytag mah4000aww washer with squeal and bearing smell  (Read 3154 times)

Offline robpmorrison

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Maytag mah4000aww washer with squeal and bearing smell
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:24:47 PM »

I have had all 3 major appliances give me some problems over the past 5 months.  I have some posts up on my GE refrigerator and now my Maytag front loading washer which we have had for at least 10 years.  I have replaced the wax motor many years ago and did a repair on the main board and we have not had any problems with the washer since then and it has been going strong for probably over 8 years after that repair.  Now it makes a squeaking noise and the last load made a real sqeaky noise and the burnt bearing smell.  I have been reading a lot of posts hear which have talked about this problem being the bearings being gone.  I have looked at the pictures etc.  I have read of people replacing the bearings etc.

I have read where the bearings were from China and they failed 5 months later.

Is there a place to purchase the original bearings?

I know that I can purchase the whole outer tub with the bearings all installed but that is $500 and if I to replace the shaft then that is another $130.  I am then in to at least $630.  That is over half way to a new washer.  However if I could find where to purchase the original bearings without the tub I would like to try replacing them.  Does anyone know where I could find the OEM bearings for this unit?

Thanks for the help in advance.

Rob

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Re: Maytag mah4000aww washer with squeal and bearing smell
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 11:13:23 PM »
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