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FIXED MVWX600XW0 spin problems, screeching during agitation

nathan01

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Location
Massachusetts
Model Number
MVWX600XW0
Brand
Maytag
Age
6-10 years
I recently replaced the gearcase (post link here) and at the same time the clutch (part W10721967) for good measure on my Maytag Bravos XL After a few loads that appeared to be working fine (but maybe not ideal on a diaper load), the latest wash failed with E7E1. Looked underneath and found that the old belt had broken. I had a new belt on hand from the clutch kit, so I replaced the belt.

I ran a new load and heard loud screeching sound during agitation.
I did a few manual tests and on both low and high speed spins, it sounds like it spins up for a few seconds then it sounds like the motor cuts out and sometimes sounds like a slipping sound? No error codes though.
Washer Shift Actuator (W10006355) was also replaced recently (before gearcase replacement)--that's where it all started.

Not sure if all these things are related. The old basket drive gear and the pulley on the motor that the belt wraps around had gotten oily from the old failed gearcase, so I made sure to clean those up as best as I could. Wondering if there's still some slipping of the belt on the gear that's causing this problem? The pulleys don't feel greasy though.

During the gearcase replacement, I also noticed that it sounds like there's some water inside the basket when I pulled it out. Is this normal? I can imagine it could act as a counterbalance or add momentum to the system. Not sure if that's related. Extra unneeded weight causing strain on the drive system?

The saga continues.
 

Jake

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During the gearcase replacement, I also noticed that it sounds like there's some water inside the basket when I pulled it out. Is this normal?
Yes, all washers have that balancing liquid in it, that's normal.

The OEM splutch does NOT come with a new belt, so I have no clue how you got a belt in yours, unless you got a aftermarket one, where did you get it from?

Here's the splutch cam kit for your model:
W10721967 Splutch Cam Kit


Watch this video, you will see NO BELT comes with it.


Sounds like a aftermarket belt in a aftermarket splutch kit, and it won't work on your machine, you need the OEM belt.

Here's the OEM belt for your model:
Drive Belt WPW10006384


Video included in part link.

Jake
 

nathan01

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Massachusetts
You nailed it, Jake. Thanks. I naively picked up an after market clutch and belt from Amazon.

After getting another clutch from a local appliance repairman and supplier (although perhaps not OEM, Supra brand I believe), the washer seems to be working fine again. I did have to do some trouble shooting though because I had also replaced the actuator with an after market product from Amazon (another mistake) and the actuator started to fail (clicking sounds when it tried to switch between agitation and spinning).

On a whim, I tried the old actuator with the new clutch to see if that would work, and it seems to be working just fine.

In the end, it seems that what I needed is a new gearcase and clutch but the actuator was still ok. As a side note, the old actuator and old clutch seemed to work intermittently--calibration and manual mode tests of switching between agitation and spinning seems to work but the washer would sometimes fail to make the switch from spin to agitate with laundry load.

Anyway in the end, my washer woes appear to have ended, but I'll keep a close ear on the old actuator to make sure it keeps working properly.

The lesson here: don't trust after market products, especially from Amazon.

Nathan
 

Jake

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Excellent Nathan, glad to hear your back in business.(y)

Yes, aftermarket parts NOT good to use on home appliances. In my 35 years as a career appliance tech. I have never once used a aftermarket part and I've fixed thousands of machines and they stay fixed.:)

Jake
 
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