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Maytag Model LAT9406AAE seemed locked up under full load; ...

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Maytag Model LAT9406AAE seemed locked up under full load; motor turned but belt slipped around main drive pulley. Belt started getting hot. Completely diassembled machine, replaced brake assy; transmission moved freely when apart from brake and agitator assy. After reassy machine still has original problem. Since motor had some bearing noise under no load, I replaced it, thinking it was weak. When reassembled with new motor, both new belts (ajusted per instructions) and new brake assembly machine still "turns hard" by hand when turning big drive pulley. In one direction the agitator moves, when pulledby hand, but in opposite direction whole transmission assy is turning. This doesn''t seem right.    In initial breakdown, I opened transmission and it moved freely. Resealed it and topped off with proper gear oil. What could be partially locked up and causing new motor to spin belt on motor pulley; pump belt is rotating opposite of direction for pumping out when this is happening.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tom Goellner replied 8 years ago.
if pump is turning opposite from the way it would when pumping out then machine is in agitation. is it doing this with the timer in the spin portion of cycle? this would really be odd. does motor only lockup in spin or agitate or both? transmission does turn when in spin.

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