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Maytag performa burning smell
« on: January 11, 2012, 09:30:11 AM »

Model: LAT2500AAE
Just set up a call for tomorrow.  The customer said pump will run fine but when in agitate or spin it will not turn the pulley and smell's burning.  He can turn the pulley by hand and found nothing between the tub.
Any thought's?  Just  a bad belt?
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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 10:11:11 AM »
Check the pump.
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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 10:31:11 AM »
Do you think the pump need's more tension JW?

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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 11:46:47 AM »
The pump gets stiff, hard to turn. Their is no adjustment. This washer has 2 belts.
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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2012, 11:55:55 AM »
It's not like the old dependable series where the adjustment is with the pump?  Little zoom oil loosen the pump up?

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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2012, 04:48:57 PM »
Take new belts and a pump with you.
Remove the pump belt and run the washer in wash and spin mode to make sure there is not a transmission/spin bearing problem.
If it works without the pump belt on,replace the pump and both belts.
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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2012, 04:58:45 PM »

Quick and easy...been over thinking these things...thanks guys:)
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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2012, 12:03:29 PM »
Pump good, good on agitate, will not spin.  Spin bearing good...can turn by hand but very tight.  Can't budge tub nut so soaking it in rust buster for night then try again and break apart if need be.  I'm thinking tub bearing...ya think I'm on the right track?

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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2012, 12:44:53 PM »
Sounds like the right direction. Remember the nut is a right hand thread and a set screw.
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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 01:07:52 PM »
AND REMEMBER, WATCH THOSE FINGERS!!!!   :rofl: :rofl:

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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 01:11:36 PM »
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Can't budge tub nut so soaking it in rust buster for night then try again and break apart if need be.

If it's that bad I would have just cut the nut off. Chances are you will need to install a new Mounting Stem Kit anyway if you pull it apart and it includes a new nut.





Mounting Stem Repair Kit, part number: AP4390013





Tub Bearing Kit, part number: AP4372971




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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 02:38:16 PM »
Here is a nice video from Shawn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmdfaoQLMy8
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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 05:47:31 PM »
Good to know I'm on the right track.  Part's on order and going to remember to put the Dremmel in the truck O0
That is a great video Shawn.
Yes, I will watch my fingers ;D
Thanks for the help folks!

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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2012, 12:09:11 PM »
Yup, tub bearing was a little rusty ::)   atleast I didn't have to break the sleeve off it's not going anywhere.  May have found where the water came from too.
Thanks, for your help folks. O0

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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2012, 02:49:05 PM »
I must have done something wrong.  Just got a call back. 
It's making a squeling noise in transition at agitate and into spin; so I think when I checked the spin bearing I didn't put the cam for the pulley on right and I have brake problem's.
After putting the tub bearing in and new seal/stem it ran great but when I lifted the top in spin it took forever to stop (should have known).  This is a track record for me and really need to correct it.  I have worked on these darn things and have messed up the spacing for the cam before.  I have read the manual again and again...sometime's I get it right but most time's I don't. 1/4"- 3/8" after the brake ingages...just isn't connecting for me.  Anyone have a better way of explaining to me...apparantly my brain is not clicking on this and more than a little embarassed :embarassed: 
I will be going back tomorrow morning to make it right but could use a little help. :P

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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2012, 05:20:38 PM »
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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2012, 05:22:10 PM »
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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2012, 07:33:53 PM »
Turn the bottom pulley clockwise until it starts to grab, put the tab on the tranny shaft and let it loose. the bottom of the tab will be even with the edge of the pulley. By even it will be even with the high part of the ramp so to speak on the pulley. Hard to describe  when you don't even think about it you just do it after a while.

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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2012, 11:13:08 AM »
Thanks Guys,
Apparently whoever put the thing back together put the spin bearing on upside down...not sure who that could be but I am sure it will not be happening again ::)

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Re: Maytag performa burning smell
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2012, 11:50:07 AM »
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