This Maytag washer repair guide provides instructions on how to replace the spin basket on top-load washers. The spin basket holds clothes during the washing cycle. If the basket is damaged near the attachment point to the hub and produces an ominous banging or a rubbing sounds during spin cycles, replace it. If your basket appears damaged or has spots of rust You may want to replace it.
Rust can leave marks on your clothes. If the spin basket is damaged or rusted, replace it using a manufacturer-approved replacement part. Turn off the power and water. Unplug the power cord from the outlet on your wall. Shut off the water supply valves to the Maytag washer. Wear protective gloves to protect your hands. Help someone remove the Maytag washer away from the wall.
Remove the top panel
Close the lid with tape so that it doesn’t open and result in damage to the control console. The top screws are removed from the hinge brackets and the side of the Maytag washer. The cover for the wire can be removed from the Maytag washer by removing the screw. Slide the top panel forward approximately half an inch, and after that, raise the front of the top panel by approximately a quarter of an inch. The panel should remain slightly raised and then push it back a quarter inch before removing the brackets. The top panel is able to be lifted and placed against the wall , behind the Maytag washer.
Remove the tub ring:
The bottom of the tub ring to release it from the tabs that lock it to the outside of the plastic wash tub. You can use slotscrewdrivers if required. The tub ring must be removed out of the Maytag washer. To take the impeller off by inserting an appropriate screwdriver into the hole located at the base of plastic cap. Then pull the cap from the impeller. Make use of a socket or a wrench to loosen the bolt that secures the impeller to the shaft of the drive motor. Take the impeller in your hands and pull it out of the Maytag washer.
Remove the spin basket from the tub for washing
The spanner wrench should be placed on top , so that the wrench teeth are close to the nut. Use the spanner wrench’s arms to strike the spanner wrench using an hammer to loosen the spanner nut. Then spin the spanner nut until it’s completely free. Then take it out of the washer. Pull straight up on the spin basket to take it from the tub in the washer. Set up the spin basket. Put the spin basket on the top of the shaft. Then, move the spin basket down until the shaft is covered. Put the spanner nuts at the base of the new spin basket. The spanner nut needs to be tightened using a hand. Next, use the spanner wrench for tightening the spanner nuts. In order to tighten the spanner nuts, make use of a moderate quantity of force to hit the spanner wrench’s limb with the hammer. Install the impeller once more. Put the impeller over the motor until it is completely set. Connect the bolt to the impeller, and tighten it. Attach the cap to the top of the impeller.
Install the tub ring again
Set the tub ring at the top of your outer tub and push it downwards. Press down on the sections over the locking tabs until the tabs all snap into the locked position. Install the top panel by setting it down. Set the brackets in motion by pushing the panel forward about 1/4 inch until the panel drops and the brackets are engaged. To lock the panel at a level with the frame pull the panel back by about 1/4 inch. The lid of the washer should be taken off. The screws need to be inserted into the top of each of the hinges at the back of the control console. Tighten the screws firmly. The tabs should be put on the left side. Next place the slots to the left. Place the mounting screw. Make sure the cover is secure by tightening the mounting screw. Reset the water supply valves to restore power and water. Connect the washer to the electrical outlet.
Replace the Maytag washer in its original location
Check the calibration of the washer: With the washer shut off, the basket empty (no water or clothes) and the lid shut, enter the diagnostic mode. Turn the control dial one complete rotation (360 degrees) counterclockwise. Quickly (within about 6 minutes) rotate the dial three times clockwise, one click counterclockwise, and one more clockwise click. When you activate the diagnostic mode, all green status lights will light up. To reset the control, make an entire rotation of the dial clockwise. If the lights don’t blink, you can turn the knob again faster.
Select the Calibration Cycle in the diagnostic mode by turning the control dial four clicks clockwise. When the Rinse Light is on and you press Start, the cycle will begin. The Calibration Cycle is expected to last approximately two to three minutes. When the Calibration Cycle ends the lid opens and the washer shuts down.