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My Maytag Atlantis washing machine does not spin. When it did spin, it made a loud roaring noise (no squeaking).

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Old 09-10-2010, 10:30 AM
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My Maytag Atlantis washing machine does not spin. When it did spin, it made a loud roaring noise (no squeaking). On occasion, it would not spin, but I could get it to spin by manually shifting the basket a little. Finally, it stopped spinning completely. The basket started to spin counter clockwise freely during agitation causing water to splash out. I could also manually move basket freely both ways which I new wasn't right. My husband and I bought appropriate tools to undo spring and replaced the brake rotor and stator which were worn. Once back together, the washer worked for about one load; however it still roared while spinning. Now, once again it won't spin. I took off front panel. The belt is spinning, but trans not and washer, as stated, not spinning. could it be the thrust bearing (a dream if that simple) or is it the transmission due to the noise? OR maybe something else maybe? Please help...we are new to this!


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Look for evidence of a tub leak due to bad seals and bearings.
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Since the machine will no longer spin, I can't listen for the location of the sound. Never occurred to me to do this while it was still spinning. However, I do see signs of leaking. I read somewhere that a worn tub seal will cause H2O damage to bearings. I suspect this may be the case. Can you tell me what a spanner wrench tool is for, and is it necessary? The brake spring tool was a must, I am not thrilled about having to spend so much money on tools alone if they are not necessary
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