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Thread: Washer won't spin fast enough

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    Default Washer won't spin fast enough

    Model Number: PAV2300aww
    Brand: Maytag

    my washer isn't spinning fast enough to drain the water, I lifted it up and spun everything, it all seems fine.

    I managed to get it spinning fast enough by putting a crowbar between the bottom plate and motor mount plate to increase the tension.

    So now of course my question is, how do I fix it so it works without the crowbar?

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    Check the pivot spring and motor pivot plate.

    The pivot spring puts tension on the motor mount clutch, so when the motor reverses for the spin & drain cycle, its turns the water pump pulley fast enough for a steady 60-90 sec. drain.

    I have seen that motor pivot spring plate get dirty and dry and cause that pivot plate not to make a smooth pivot transaction when the motor reverses.


    Try to lubricate that motor pivot plate when a compound like Sil-glyde lubricant, you can order or get at any appliance parts store in your area.


    Jake
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    which part exactly is that? I notice that the motor is screwed to two bolts I guess with rubber washers, those seem quite free, everything seems free. can I see this pivot spring from the bottom or do I need to take the front off? the belt main belt was replaced fairly recently, less than a year ago and it seems to be in good shape.

    now when you say to lube, are you talking about the motor moving in the two openings? from testing I can tell that it definately is going all the way back in the openings when the spin cycle is on. at least when I have it tipped on its side to check it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Check the pivot spring and motor pivot plate.

    The pivot spring puts tension on the motor mount clutch, so when the motor reverses for the spin & drain cycle, its turns the water pump pulley fast enough for a steady 60-90 sec. drain.

    I have seen that motor pivot spring plate get dirty and dry and cause that pivot plate not to make a smooth pivot transaction when the motor reverses.

    Try to lubricate that motor pivot plate when a compound like Sil-glyde lubricant, you can order or get at any appliance parts store in your area.


    Jake

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    In this image #1 is the pivot spring, #9 is the plate, #8 is the slide foot:


    Just put the sil-glyde on that plate where the slide feet move on it.

    Here is a link to show how to get access inside the front of your washer:
    http://www.applianceaid.com/atlantis.html

    Jake
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