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Hello -- We have an old Maytag washer/spin dryer -- that we…

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We have an old Maytag washer/spin dryer -- that we use on the farm for spin drying our lettuce mix and spinach!
I think it may need oil somewhere -- it makes a high pitched noise when starting up ( spin dryer) and when slowing down.
Where in heck can I put some oil??
Do we take the basket out and oil the cylinder somehow??
Your help would be appreciated!
Thanks,
Charlotte
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: John, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago
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Thanks for the question.

Will it pump out the water, please send me the model number.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Can't see any model number on it.

Yes, it will pump out water.

We are not using the washer side -- only the spin dryer.

Do you know this machine? Small --maybe 30" high, 30" wide, 18" deep. Older type machine, probably not much in use now.

Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Because it is making a high pitched noise, I assume there are bearings somewhere that need oil. Where do I oil it??

I'm afraid there's no model info that I can find on the machine.

Do you know the old style washer/spin dryer -- small, portable, all in one unit??

 

Appliance Technician: John, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

Yes I do usually the water pump will cause this especially if your using it to wash lettuce .

take the water pump out and give it a cleaning and if you need to oil it its easier do it when its out.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

We now have the washer/spin dryer "apart" and will take out the water pump to clean it. I will get back to you after that - to see first if that solves the problem.

Thanks!

Appliance Technician: John, Home Appliance Technician replied 8 years ago

Your welcome the pump cleaning should do the trick.

Thanks and God Bless.

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