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Maytag performa spinning out!
« on: February 25, 2008, 09:08:04 PM »

 It spins out but cloths are still dripping wet . sometimes it will spin out ok .But i rearrange the cloths all the time ,but it won't spin all the water out now.
I have taken the back panel off it ,and the pump looks clean (nothing inside it) water runs out of the drain hose when i layed it on the floor. The belt seems good and no oil or grease on anything under it.  Thanks Lonnie :tickedoff:

Model PAV3200AWW

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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 06:02:38 AM »
I usually replace the thrust bearing kit in cases of intermittent spin complaints on the Atlantis and Performa platforms, part # 12002213
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 08:38:42 PM »
Today it spun out 2 loads just fine and i didn't do anything to it ?


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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008, 04:18:06 AM »
Then, why don't you simply ignore it, and maybe it will go away :)
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008, 04:31:01 AM »
 Thats what i was hoping until she starts bitchin about it! I was reading here where i need a special tool for the spring or something that costs $100.00 in order to change the bearings in it? I was having trouble finding the right parts for it too? I keep coming up with wrong model number. My owners manual  says performa 3200/4200. Any clue's?

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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 04:59:59 AM »
Here's the skinny:

You do NOT need a special tool to replace the thrust bearing, as the brake does not have to be undone. The thrust bearing is located in between the large drive pulley and below the brake.

The model number for this Herrin platform machine is located on the top of the control panel on the left side, slightly to the rear. The instructions are wrtten in black and white  inside the new kit. The old thrust bearing consists of an array of washers and a thin bearing. The new kit you replace it with is an 'encapsulated' bearing, much simpler and less parts to confuse you with.

Your model is probably a PAV3200AWW, so the thrust bearing kit is part # 12002213
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 09:51:15 AM »
I use a simple claw tool because it is small enough to get between the spokes and its curved feature and claw makes it easy to compress the spring so that the e clip can be easily re-installed. without de compressing this spring slightly it is imposible to get that clip back on unless you are king kong. Directions come with the package but they don't tell you how to get that clip back on. Remember to put back all the parts in the order they came off. Once that clip is removed all the other stuff sometimes flys off everywhere. Using this simple carpenters claw makes it real easy. :2funny:
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« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 10:19:12 AM »
I guess every tech has his own way of compensating for a tight fitting clip, but I have never had to poke anything in there to compress the spring before. I simply use my wide-bladed screwdriver in the slot where the clip goes to pry the shaft downward with one hand while I snap the new clip on with the other. There is usually enough space to install the clip snugly.

The new kit may have parts which do not look like the ones which came off. Throw everything away that falls off when you pop the clip, as the new kit has everything needed inside.

Part # 12002213
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2008, 02:17:44 PM »
I wonder what kind of claw tool you are speaking of here? Wonder bar? I can barley get a screw driver tip under there and i don't see me being able to get a clip on there even with the thinnest washer.

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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2008, 02:27:27 PM »
It is just one of them regal tools made in china. It is red made of steel with no hammer head,just a small curved claw. Just right for compressing that brake. makes it way easy to put that e-clip back on. It fits right down between the spokes of the drive pulley. The claw allows just enough leverage to compress the brake.
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2008, 02:40:02 PM »
repairman I think I figured out how you do it. Since you are laying on your back, all of the washers weight is pushing at a downward force towards you,as you replace the kit you are able to push upward and compress the brake using the weight of the washer. I could see where that might work for Hulk Hogan. An old man like meself has got ta find an easier way. I once got my nephew to stand on the drive pulley while I tried to replace that e clip. I could not get heads nor tails out of the maytag rep and I even bought the fancy brake tool. I gotta ask you this: when you put the drive pulley back to test it you twist the pulley to release the brake if the drive pulley passes a mark set on the pulley you must remove the thin washer and add the fat washer right? I am asking this for the benefit of our friend here.
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 03:21:15 PM »
That is what the instruction sheets says.
Dang right, repairs are a lot easier when you can get your big butt down on the floor! I can still kneel with the best of 'em at 53.

Standing on the pulley and/or depressing the brake is not the way to go about replacing that clip. In fact, no pressure at all should be applied to the brake, especially with your Nafta-made claw thingie.
The steel drive shaft is the secret. If you hold the thrust bearing assembly in place and slip the last thin washer over the shaft, use a big flat-blade screwdriver in the slot where the c-clip goes to press the shaft down a mite. It will give about 1/32" , just enough to slip the clip on with your other hand. Then use some needle nose to further advance the clip into place. Try it a few times...you'll see.

What you need out there is a big chain hoist so you can lift those pesky machines up over your head to fix 'em. I get a mental image of this rather easily :)
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2008, 04:10:58 PM »
All I know is I am glad I do not have to fix these but once in a blue moon. I will give your way a try next time I come across one.
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2008, 10:50:22 AM »
Ok guys i got the bearing kit installed . I had to use an old thinner washer from the old parts to get the clip on and it was still ungodly tight.I had to use 2 screw drivers and then hammer the clip in to place the rest of the way.As far as adjustment i could only get it to the low line and no further .It still does the same thing ,sometimes it spins out but last night it left a wet load in there .I had to wring em out by hand to put in the dryer.

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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2008, 12:09:42 PM »
See that's why I say you need to stick a claw under the lip of the brake and mash that thing down so you can add a washer. If you have too many washers the tub will spin all by itself. NO GOOD If you have not enough then it will leave the clothes wet. If you have never done this repair before ,then you will need to keep at it till you get it just right. The first one I did took me 5 times before I got it right.
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2008, 12:20:53 PM »
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All I know is I am glad I do not have to fix these but once in a blue moon.

I hear ya there JW. I alway's have trouble getting them washers back on right too.

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It is just one of them regal tools made in china. It is red made of steel with no hammer head,just a small curved claw. Just right for compressing that brake. makes it way easy to put that e-clip back on. It fits right down between the spokes of the drive pulley. The claw allows just enough leverage to compress the brake.

Need to get me one of these and give it a try next time I work on one. :)
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2008, 09:44:05 PM »
I am convinced here is no possible way to get any thicker washer in there. I had to beat the clip in with a  hammer and screw driver while  i had someone else hold 2 screw drivers in the slot to get the clip in.
 I figure i'm gonna have to get a new washer or someone else to fix it .

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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2008, 09:52:16 PM »
I will tell you another way to do it. It is tricky. Get 2 lug nuts and attach some bailing wire to them. wit all the parts off of the tranny you can plainly use a lug wrench to press down on that brake package(with washer turned upside down on a pad)Slip the nuts into the gap so that the brake will remain compressed. Put everything back on and snatch out the nuts. Told ya it was tricky
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Re: Thrust bearing clip
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2008, 06:15:06 AM »
Just a side note about the washer and clip....

You do not have to use the thick washer at all, unless for some reason you have lots of room. As you know, this is not often the case but they send one anyway. If there is little or no room left on the shaft, I have installed the c-clip with the thinnest washer I have, even it it's from the old kit. It really does get easier the 2nd or third time you do this.

The absolute easiest way to do the thrust bearing is to remove the 6 springs, tub hoses & airline, disconnect the belt, then lift the whole assembly, tub and all, out onto the floor and turn it upside down. All the parts are easy to replace from this angle, and no nuts are needed :)

As long as you have the spring tool handy this only takes about 20 minutes.
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2008, 10:33:34 PM »
Well guys i talked today with the master tech guy and he says it isn't the thruster bearing .He claims it is a problem in the transmission.