Maytag Washer Transmission Problem???

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by hdivr@earthlink.net, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Guest

    My Dependable Care Quiet Plus Maytag Washer (7 years old w/ porcelain
    tub) sprang a leak. Called the local service guy who found out that
    everything looks fine EXCEPT that the screws that hold the stem to
    create the seal had spun around and chewed the threads on the
    transmission. So now the stem will not tighten down properly to create
    seal. The Maytag tech said he had never seen this problem before. It
    seems that the screws backed out on their own and caused this problem.
    He stated that the transmission still looks great but that I need a new
    one because of the stripped threads and no way to tighten it down
    properly.

    Good news is that the transmission should be covered by the 10 year
    parts warranty. Bad news is that the local guy wants between 200 and
    250 dollars in labor to replace this transmission. On top of that will
    be MY cost of the stem/boot seal kit. Probably around 65 dollars and
    more labor. Does this sound right??? Is this a DIY job? If so,
    does anyone know if Maytag would release this part under warranty for a
    diy job?? Thanks for any input.

    So I'm looking at over $300 dollars to repair a warrantied part for a
    washer that cost $600 when new.
     
    , Feb 28, 2006
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  2. Guest

    wrote:
    > My Dependable Care Quiet Plus Maytag Washer (7 years old w/ porcelain
    > tub) sprang a leak. Called the local service guy who found out that
    > everything looks fine EXCEPT that the screws that hold the stem to
    > create the seal had spun around and chewed the threads on the
    > transmission. So now the stem will not tighten down properly to create
    > seal. The Maytag tech said he had never seen this problem before. It
    > seems that the screws backed out on their own and caused this problem.
    > He stated that the transmission still looks great but that I need a new
    > one because of the stripped threads and no way to tighten it down
    > properly.
    >
    > Good news is that the transmission should be covered by the 10 year
    > parts warranty. Bad news is that the local guy wants between 200 and
    > 250 dollars in labor to replace this transmission. On top of that will
    > be MY cost of the stem/boot seal kit. Probably around 65 dollars and
    > more labor. Does this sound right??? Is this a DIY job? If so,
    > does anyone know if Maytag would release this part under warranty for a
    > diy job?? Thanks for any input.
    >
    > So I'm looking at over $300 dollars to repair a warrantied part for a
    > washer that cost $600 when new.


    Yes.

    It is for some people.

    Call them and ask.

    The transmission is at the core of the washer and requires full
    disassembly of the machine. Hopefully the tech would include both spin
    bearings and gaskets and snubber ring on a 7 year old washer. Those
    will fail next if he doesn't. You MIGHT be able to BUY all the
    neccesary parts at the local parts house for the price of the techs
    labor. He may still charge you for his time that is already invested if
    you do that though.

    Good luck.
     
    , Mar 1, 2006
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  3. stevie Guest

    wow-they just don't make them like they used to.

    my maytag washer & dryer are now 22 years old and going strong.
    "Art" <> wrote in message
    news:Jr6Nf.4733$...
    Throw the machine away and buy a new one at Lowes and pay $99 for a 4 year
    extended warranty so you will not have any repair costs for 5 years. When
    that machines fails repeat step 1.


    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My Dependable Care Quiet Plus Maytag Washer (7 years old w/ porcelain
    > tub) sprang a leak. Called the local service guy who found out that
    > everything looks fine EXCEPT that the screws that hold the stem to
    > create the seal had spun around and chewed the threads on the
    > transmission. So now the stem will not tighten down properly to create
    > seal. The Maytag tech said he had never seen this problem before. It
    > seems that the screws backed out on their own and caused this problem.
    > He stated that the transmission still looks great but that I need a new
    > one because of the stripped threads and no way to tighten it down
    > properly.
    >
    > Good news is that the transmission should be covered by the 10 year
    > parts warranty. Bad news is that the local guy wants between 200 and
    > 250 dollars in labor to replace this transmission. On top of that will
    > be MY cost of the stem/boot seal kit. Probably around 65 dollars and
    > more labor. Does this sound right??? Is this a DIY job? If so,
    > does anyone know if Maytag would release this part under warranty for a
    > diy job?? Thanks for any input.
    >
    > So I'm looking at over $300 dollars to repair a warrantied part for a
    > washer that cost $600 when new.
    >
     
    stevie, Mar 1, 2006
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  4. wrote:
    > My Dependable Care Quiet Plus Maytag Washer (7 years old w/ porcelain
    > tub) sprang a leak. Called the local service guy who found out that
    > everything looks fine EXCEPT that the screws that hold the stem to
    > create the seal had spun around and chewed the threads on the
    > transmission. So now the stem will not tighten down properly to create
    > seal. The Maytag tech said he had never seen this problem before. It
    > seems that the screws backed out on their own and caused this problem.
    > He stated that the transmission still looks great but that I need a new
    > one because of the stripped threads and no way to tighten it down
    > properly.
    >
    > Good news is that the transmission should be covered by the 10 year
    > parts warranty. Bad news is that the local guy wants between 200 and
    > 250 dollars in labor to replace this transmission. On top of that will
    > be MY cost of the stem/boot seal kit. Probably around 65 dollars and
    > more labor. Does this sound right??? Is this a DIY job? If so,
    > does anyone know if Maytag would release this part under warranty for a
    > diy job?? Thanks for any input.
    >
    > So I'm looking at over $300 dollars to repair a warrantied part for a
    > washer that cost $600 when new.


    Hi,

    > Bad news is that the local guy wants between 200 and
    > 250 dollars in labor to replace this transmission.


    Seems a bit high!

    > On top of that will
    > be MY cost of the stem/boot seal kit.


    A new one comes with the tranny...might need the tub bearing ( a good
    idea to do at the same time ).

    > Does this sound right???


    Nope.

    > does anyone know if Maytag would release this part under warranty for a
    > diy job??


    No they won't.

    > Is this a DIY job?


    It can be, but you need a special spanner wrench to help the take apart
    and put back together.

    > My Dependable Care Quiet Plus Maytag Washer (7 years old w/ porcelain
    > tub)


    This is a "real" Maytag washer, worth spending some money on it!!

    jeff.
    Appliance Repair Aid
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
     
    Appliance Repair Aid, Mar 1, 2006
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