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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2013, 02:13:49 PM »

Have never use one you connect to a water line
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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2013, 02:33:10 PM »
I use that on Speed Queen washers and it works great but according to parts house NLA?

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2013, 11:13:27 AM »
I have been reading and re-reading all the posts and links familiarizing myself with what needs to get done, as well as, preparing to order parts.
One glitch surfaced. The spanner tool for removing the critical nut beginning the serious part of the repair is not available.
What to do?

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2013, 02:30:19 PM »
Agitator is out, all in one piece. The rope, 2x4 & 4 inches of water did the trick after a few adjustments.
Let the fun begin.


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[color=rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.729412)][/size]There is much scale at the bottom of the washing tub. Going to get rid of what I can. Then work on getting the nut off, probably with a dremel cutoff wheel.[size=78%][/color] :embarassed:

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2013, 02:52:53 PM »
Cleaned up reply

Agitator is out, all in one piece. The rope, 2x4 & 4 inches of water did the trick after a few adjustments.Let the fun begin.The spanner mentioned,per the web site is not compatible with model A612.

Is it perhaps compatible with the replacement nut?
There is much scale at the bottom of the washing tub. Going to get rid of what I can. Then work on getting the nut off, probably with a dremel cutoff wheel.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2013, 03:31:11 PM »
Thank you for the alternate spanner wrench Dab

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2013, 03:48:06 PM »
They both would work but the last one is made only for may tag but the first one you can use for whirlpool washer and the may tag washer and G.E you got hence the two part spanner.The last post is the one i use.
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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2013, 03:49:09 PM »
Is there a part number for the upper shaft?
Should I be replacing belts, they are the originals?

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2013, 03:56:20 PM »
Are you just replacing stem kit?

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2013, 04:48:58 PM »
This was mentioned by Bailey in reply #4

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2013, 05:49:42 PM »
The upper shaft is part #22002124. I would look at the shaft after you get the tubs off. If it is pitted where the shaft goes through the stem seal then replace it. You will need a new gasket when you separate the transmission. And if it was manufactured before June 1986 there is an O ring in the lower half that seals around the lower shaft. Post your serial number.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2013, 08:01:43 AM »
The serial number info of this unit is Model A612 series 02 S/N 028194.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2013, 09:21:46 AM »
Need the last 2 letters on the serial number to know when it was made.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2013, 12:33:14 PM »
RC are the two letters.

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2013, 12:34:37 PM »
parts and spanner due Sat

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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #38 on: September 19, 2013, 01:50:02 PM »
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Re: Maytag Washer A612 noticing grease marks on clothes
« Reply #39 on: September 19, 2013, 04:54:48 PM »