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Offline Jdm

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VMW washers
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:35:09 AM »

So I work in shop on Saturdays & this has become routine . Rebuilding these trans & installing new bearings. Man what junk but it does pay well. Here's a look if you have not done this.
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 12:25:11 PM »
On this section of photos you will see that we went from low profile agitator to regular agitator. The customer had a oil seal in the bottom so this is why we had to change shafts. She had regular agitator.
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 12:46:22 PM »
Here's the last part. So you will see how it goes back together. I use #14x3/4 self tapping screws to put the top  & bottom back to together. Some of you may already do this but I wanted to share. If your wondering we have an appliance junk yard & we end up with VMW washers every other day.
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 03:05:37 PM »
Excellent topic and photos, thanks for posting!

Offline fairbank56

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 08:22:36 AM »

  Thanks for sharing. Yes, it's a shame that Whirlpool went from the good old direct drive to this piece of junk!

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 08:34:54 AM »
It's a shame that they want you to by the trans when most of the time the tub seal leaked & the top bearing went bad. So I went to figuring them out years ago when I knew this was the direction they were going. The bearings in the trans covers are the same as the top bearing in the cabrio. So the bearings cost around $3 so the only money is the tub seal. Glad to share because I've learned a ton from great techs on the site.
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2014, 09:32:48 PM »
Out of curiosity what do you get for a bearing & seal replacement on these VMW.     Most of my repairs are for shift actuators, lid latches, & control boards.
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2014, 09:46:59 PM »
It differs & the reason why if it's a roper @ $399 it's 225-250. If it's cabrio VMW 300 . Ive learned people will not fix a 399 washer for 300 even though we both know that there the same washer.
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2014, 09:56:13 PM »
That is what I was driving at I tis hard to get them to pay for a board replacement when the job is $300.
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Offline Jdm

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2014, 10:03:27 PM »
Exactly! But also when most of these are 16-18 months old & they don't want to go through the hassle of going out looking for another machine & some have realized that is one there one brand  really any  better in a top load today.
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 06:17:11 AM »
Interested in knowing how much time is involved once the transmission is out to change the necessary parts to rebuild it ?

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 06:24:22 AM »
Takes longer to drill the rivets in the casing than it does to rebuild. Probably 30 minutes now. Like anything we do, once it becomes routine it takes less & less each time. Just that initial rebuild seemed like it took forever.
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Offline TeamAppliance

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 10:05:52 AM »
Do you diagnose this by the "bad bearing" sound, or is there some other problem this causes?

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 11:06:23 AM »
Yes. It's just about identical to ge washer. Tub seal leaks a bearing goes bad. The old freight train sound plus you get the old rusty water around the inside of the cabinet
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2014, 11:27:59 AM »
I have had 3 throwing oil, surprising where it comes from.

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2014, 11:34:37 AM »
What's so bad if that it might possibly hold a pint.
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2014, 11:35:40 AM »
90 wt gear oil?

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2014, 11:40:30 AM »
Yessir
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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2014, 07:16:53 PM »
Thanks for the info. Have changed many of these vmw transmissions but never dissasembled one. I'm with you on your pricing though. That's the reason we do shaft and bearings on the real Cabrio. We try to stay below $300 and the customers gladly repair their $800 machine. Shoot them a $500 tub change out price and they don't fix. Kills me how many service companies in our area collect their service, quote a ridiculous price and walk from an easy good money job( because they are clueless how to do the job) instead of making the customer happy and fixing the machine

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Re: VMW washers
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2014, 08:45:06 PM »
Maytag man 6725 we get 350 on the real cabrio. Nice work on your patented tool. Watch the video & makes it seem easy because that's what I hate the most.
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