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1990 Maytag a couple of issues
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Post# 998040   6/22/2018 at 16:09 by abernethy (Ca)        

I have a 1990 Maytag Model A882 with a couple of issues I may want to look into. It works great, however make quite a bit of noise when agitating, like a belt maybe. The second issue is that it has gotten a stain on several large items that I have washed. It looks like grease, but I can't tell. This has only happened to my duvet cover and a flannel sheet, never to clothes. I'm thinking that they are wrapping around the base of the agitator and there is something down there causing it. Any of you experts have an idea?

Post# 998072 , Reply# 1   6/22/2018 at 20:21 by good-shepherd (New Jersey)        
there is something down there causing it.

The agitator on that model should remove easily by backing out the set screw on the bottom side of the agitator and lifting straight up.

Not a common problem on Dependable Care washers but I guess it's possible for transmission oil to get into the wash tub.

Post# 998083 , Reply# 2   6/22/2018 at 22:29 by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

A882 isn't a Dependable Care, it's one of the last-ever classic Maytags with the turquoise agitator.

Post# 998101 , Reply# 3   6/23/2018 at 02:51 by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
All Two Belt Maytag Washers

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Are Helical Drive and can be called Dependable Care washers.

Post# 998151 , Reply# 4   6/23/2018 at 12:59 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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The location of the set screw still applies.  The agitator on my '87 A712 came off like butter after loosening that screw.  IIRC it requires an allen wrench.

Post# 999016 , Reply# 5   7/1/2018 at 18:22 by abernethy (Ca)        
Thanks For the advice

Thanks to the repliers. It does have the Tourquoise agitator, I will look for the set screw and pop it off. Will probably have more questions after that.


Post# 999027 , Reply# 6   7/1/2018 at 20:27 by RP2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think the set screw is located near the bottom of the agitator in line with the small hole in the agitator skirt.  It's hard to see and you'll have to feel around for it.

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