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A102S Maytag Washer - Instructions

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washer would not drain

  • Customer: Brian from Lima OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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Once i figured out it would not drain i pulled the front panel off and pulled all the drain hoses off to be sure nothing was clogged there or in the pump itself. It was not so then i checked the drive belt and it was ok. Next i pulled off the drain pump and everything looked to be ok, it was not froze up and it would spin just fine. I got a screwdriver and held the splines inside the pump while trying to turn the pulley and thats when i found that the propeller was spinning on the shaft and under a load would only spin the shaft and not the propeller inside the pump. Got online ordered new pump and it works great now.

Belts were slipping during wash and spin cycles.

  • Customer: Ron from Grand Prairie TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
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The first time I only replaced the belts and that was a big mistake. Always replace the drive pulley when replacing belts on an older washer. The front panel is easily removed with a screw driver once you get the machine rocked back toward the wall and supported. Then just roll the belts off, loosen the allen set screw on the drive pulley and install a new drive pulley. Roll the new belts on, snap the front panel on and wash quietly again. $68 was much better than the cost of a new washer.

leaking from tub

  • Customer: John from Dedham MA
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the online video that was supplied when I ordered the part and it made all the difference in a successful repair. Thank you for having such a complete solution!

No agiation on wash cycle

  • Customer: Phil from Portland OR
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove screw on lower side of agiator, pullout agiator. Remove top washer clip and washer. Remove damaged seal and broken seal spring. Clean out debree and soak drum seal housing with WD40.Make sure shart will turn, iastall new spring seal and agiator.

Burning rubber smell

  • Customer: debbie from lebanon OR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced both belts, just like the video's on you tube. Pulled off the old one's, put the new one's on. Washer runs better then it has in years.

The drain pump has a small hole in the top casing

  • Customer: Wayne from Penn Run PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I took the front off by removing the two Phillips head screws at the bottom. I leaned the washer backwards and blocked the front up about 6 - 8 inches. Next I loosened the three screws that hold the pump on. Then remove the belt. Now it is time to get the hoses off by taking the clamps loose. Wiggle the hose and pull them off. You need a small bowel and towels to collect the water in the hoses. The final step is to take out the three screws that you already loosened that hold the pump on. The pump can now be lifted up and removed. Replace the pump with the new one and reverse the procedure.

Drive belt was making noise

  • Customer: Lane from Haw River NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
No brainer. Simply followed the inclosed printed directions. Replaced both pump and drive belts. Didn't find it necessary to adjust belt tension.

washer not spin drying

  • Customer: Albert from Washington NH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered new belts and install them in less than 15 minutes.

Water was running on the floor everytime we washed a load of laundry.

  • Customer: Billy from Fordyce AR
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched a utube video showing how to do the job. It was simple considering I am not mechanically gifted. The whole job took about 20 minutes. The hardest part of the job was moving the dryer out of the way first.

slipping belts

  • Customer: John from Colorado Springs CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just followed the video posted on the Parts Select web site. The actual repair took just a few minutes, the total repair time included getting all the plunder out of the way in order to move the washer out from the wall and then cleaning under the washer, dryer and utility sink after the repair was complete.

Water never drained from washer

  • Customer: John H. from Lonaconing MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I removed 2 Philips head screws from bottom of front cover and removed cover. Tilted washer back and installed a 6' wooden block under washer. removed 3 hex head screws from pump base using my flex shaft nut driver and a 5/16" socket. Removed the 2 hose clamps from pump and lifted pump out. Pump appeared to be ok but checking by turning the pulley I found the impeller did not turn, shaft key must be sheared. The new pump came the next day at 2:00 PM and it was an exact replacement. Installed and up and running in about 15 min. Working fine.

belt to clothes basket was not spinning

  • Customer: andrew from brooklyn NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I changed the belt but the problem re-occurred so its back to the drawing board

The machine wouldnt always agitate. It was an intermittant problem

  • Customer: Lee from Angleton TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First off I would like to say how suprised I was that parts are still available for a 23 year old machine and that partselect not only had the parts but a video for the repair. The video really shortened up the time it took to get to the motor and pump as I thought going in from the back would be how to access them. I did have to tighten the pump belt as per included instructions. The drive belt went on easy. I buttoned it up and tried it out and the machine worked great but a few loads later the burning rubber smell came back and the machine wouldnt agitate. I could go through the cycles a few times and it would then start agitating but that is only a temporary fix so I took the front cover off and looked the drive system. I noticed two drive motor tension springs side buy side and what looked to me like holes for a third tension spring. I added a third spring and so far so good but I will keep an eye on the machine for a while to see if the third spring does the trick.

Water leaks from bottom of tub when washing

  • Customer: mike from mt. pleasant IA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I found this website and it was the only reason I was able to fix the washer leak. I was about to go out and buy a new washer and dryer combo. Found the part after googling it and this website also had video on how to replace the washer seal kit. The drawings allowed me to see what the problem was and the video helped me know how to change the seal kit. I never would have known about the left hand threads on the tub nuts. I used a short punch to free nut instead of the spanner wrench which I didn't have. Otherwise repair went exactly as shown. I will always use this site to fix my appliances from now on.

Washer would fill with water but not agitate, spin or drain.

  • Customer: Bob from Windsor CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplug the machine and disconnect the two water hoses. Use a short phillip screwdriver to remove two screws from the bottom front of the machine. Lift of the front panel to expose the motor. Lay the machine on its back on a 4 x 4 so the drain hose won't be damaged. If the screws appear rusted spary Kroil on them and let it soak for 45 - 60 mins. Remove the two belts. Remove the pulley via the set screw. Remove the four nuts to free the motor and slide plate. Undo all the wires. Remove the four nuts holding the slide plate. Install the new motor.
All Instructions for the A102S
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