Model #LA612 MAYTAG Washers

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My washer started to make a very load noise when the wash cycle started, it got louder and then smoke started to come out of the washer. I thought it was going LA612 Maytag Maytag laundry

A:

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Natasha12 -
Sears Technician
May 09, 2014
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why won't my maytag LA612 clothes washer spin dry? It will agitate, but not spin the clothes.

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Thank you for your quesiton.  I am sorry about the problem with your Maytag LA612 Top Load washer.  From the description you give I suspect the brake/bearing is the problem.  If the washer will agitate then the motor is likely okay.  If the washer drains the water out then the motor is reversing so the timer is likely okay.  The key will be the belt burning.  This happens when the bearing seizes up.  The belt will burn into if the bearing is seized.  Can you turn the tub by hand in the spin cycle?  I suspect the spin bearing has seized.  To replace the bearing means removing the brake, which requires a special tool and removing the transmission.  This repair would best be done by a technician.  Here is a link to have a tech come to your house to repair the unit.  Sears Home Services Washer Repair.  I hope this helps.  You can reply below with any additional details for further assistance. 

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Fred M -
Sears Technician
November 24, 2013
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Leak in Maytag washer

A:

 Hi,

Thanks for contacting  ManageMyLife.  I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your appliance.

A siphon break should have holes in it.  It allows air to break the suction if the drain ever backs up.  There is a clog from the siphon break to the drain outlet in your home and the washer is draining slow and allows water to run out the siphon holes. 

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

Bill

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
October 28, 2013
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Thank you, Bill, for responding. So I need to look for a blockage in the external hose behind the washing machine or in the house drain. Is that what you are saying? Tomorrow I can check the house drain. It seems like putting a garden hose down the drain pipe and turning on the water flow into that hose should tell me quickly if I have a clog to deal with in the house drains. Does that make sense? As for the hose between the washing machine and the house drain, I have several questions. It is a new hose, just put on a month or two ago. It is a straight hose -- it doesn't have a U-bend at one end like the old one did. That causes the current straight hose to be higher. Would that affect the draining process? It seems like it might. Also the new straight hose is longer than the old one so it loops all the way down to the floor. Should I cut that hose so that it isn't as long? Could you explain what part of the draining process is a siphon? It looks to me like the drain pump is at the bottom of the washing machine. It seems to take water from the washing tub and pumps it up to the "Siphon Break" near the top of the washer in the back. Why that pumped water doesn't flow out the five little holes on the top of the Siphon Break isn't clear to me. Is it the water in the external hose that is siphoned through the loop down to the floor? For that siphon to work, does the top of the loop at the wall need to be the same height as the pipe going out the back of the washing machine? If so then the lack of a rigid U-bend at the wall may be the problem. I will have some time to work on it Tuesday afternoon. If what I have said here isn't clear to you, I could take a picture of the external hose. From what you have said it seems mostly likely that the problem is causes by the external hose not being installed correctly or I should get a hose with a rigid U-bend. Thank you for your help. Bill H

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Bill -
October 28, 2013
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Bill, the drain siphon simply breaks the suction to keep the water from backflowing into the washer. Siphon effect happens when the air is displaced and liguid fill in behind it. The holes prevent that from happening. The drain line should have a u neck to hang it into the drain line and it should extend into the drain line no more than 6 inches. The hose can loop towards the floor.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
October 29, 2013
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I am disappointed! On Monday October 27th I submitted several questions. I attached a photo of the Siphon Break showing holes in the end, where it was leaking. My questions included: "Has something come off that is supposed to cover those holes?" On Tuesday the 28th I received a response from Bill W which did not mention the Siphon Break and instead told me to look for a drain blockage beyond the washing machine. I checked what he suggested and wrote back later on Tuesday that the drains were clear and that a fountain of water was still coming out of the top of the Siphon Break. On Wednesday Bill W responded with a diagram of how the external hose should be connected. I bought a new hose, installed it precisely as described and wrote back later on Wednesday that the fountain of water was still erupting out of the Siphon Break. It is now Monday evening, November 4th. Five days have gone by and I have not received a response from Bill W. Today I have succeeded in repairing the washing machine by installing a new Siphon Break. I would not have objected if Bill W had responded saying something like, "I went back and saw your photo and you will need a new Siphon Break." I don't mind a fellow admitting that he missed something. It is ignoring me and not responding that I feel is unacceptable. And you lost the opportunity to sell the part that was needed to repair my washing machine.

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Bill -
November 04, 2013
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Bill__w Expert Bill__W EXPERT October 29, 2013 Bill, the drain siphon simply breaks the suction to keep the water from backflowing into the washer. Siphon effect happens when the air is displaced and liguid fill in behind it. The holes prevent that from happening. The drain line should have a u neck to hang it into the drain line and it should extend into the drain line no more than 6 inches. The hose can loop towards the floor. These were the things for you to check. If they check Ok then yes replace the clogged up siphon. Sorry I am not there to check the operation but I give you the checks But I am not going to tell you a part is bad without the checks to make sure the part is actually bad. I am sorry my directions were not clear enough for the checks to be made and the determination to be made of the part causing the fault.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
November 05, 2013
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My first enquiry included a picture of the top end of the Siphon Break. I asked if something was missing. But there was no response to that question. When I finally purchased a new Siphon Break I learned that there is supposed to be a one-way valve in the top of the Siphon Break, that lets air in but doesn't let water out. I would have thought that an expert would see that the one-way valve was missing from the old Siphon Break that I had photographed. Oh well! It required perseverance, but the washing machine is working fine now.

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Bill -
November 05, 2013
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Bill, once more I am sorry but the only info is very limited on the type of older model washer. I went be memory which is al least 20 years since I have seen one like yours. The one way valve comes with the siphon break which was recommended to you so you got the right part and that should fix your washer, correct. Your picture looks very much like what is on google of the break. Again I used the resources available and below is a picture of your break from the service manual. Bill

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
November 07, 2013
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