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Mishap with pump drive wheel on my Maytag E2LP
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Post# 998362   6/25/2018 at 11:53 by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        

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The drive shaft/impeller in the pump seized during operation, while the rubber drive wheel continued to rotate, resulting in the hub of the wheel to be torn out of the rubber wheel. The metal hub is knurled, which grips the rubber wheel.)

I've had my 1977 model E2LP since September 2009 and it has worked flawlessly. It was in beautiful condition when I got it, having been owned by just one elderly lady.

But lurking in the depths of the pump lay a terrible secret! When I took the pump apart, there was string/thread and lint wound so tightly around the impeller that it finally seized. I assume the majority of the string was already there, because I typically don't wash items that are prone to shredding or lint. In spite of the strainer under the agitator, apparently enough lint (from my years of laundry) got through to add to the existing threads.

I don't really want the expense and hassle of sourcing a rebuilt pump from Phil in Ovid, NY (cayuga2 on ebay). However, my initial "fix" didn't last. I tried "E6000" adhesive on the hub, but it didn't hold.

I'm going to next try Permatex "Dr Bond" super glue. If anybody has other suggestions, please share!

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Post# 1000303 , Reply# 1   7/14/2018 at 18:22 by electronicontrl (Grand Rapids, MI)        
Hey Brad..

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How did it go? Both of my EL2PS models have seized pumps and I have not taken them apart. I drain them via gravity.

Post# 1000304 , Reply# 2   7/14/2018 at 18:31 by Launderess (Quiet Please, There´s a Lady on Stage)        
Mine leaks when draining

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So for now just shove a bucket underneath. That will have to do for now...

Post# 1000317 , Reply# 3   7/14/2018 at 20:41 by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        
Second time lucky!

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This time, I removed the hub from the shaft so as to adequately squirt the E6000 adhesive in the space between it and the rubber wheel. That also enabled the adhesive to dry flat, keeping the hub in place. Seems to have done the trick!

However, I'm still on the lookout for a spare rubber drive wheel.

Post# 1000352 , Reply# 4   7/15/2018 at 09:45 by Yogitunes (New Jersey)        

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been a while since I seen one of these.....

but as far as the rubber going around the hub......wouldn't a flat belt from a vacuum, of appropriate size, slide over the hub, glued in place, possibly work....

don't know what the exact thickness or width would be needed...

just a thought...

Post# 1000507 , Reply# 5   7/17/2018 at 11:31 by bradross (New Westminster, BC., Canada)        

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The "hub" is actually that small 1/2" nut that screws onto the shaft. Initially, it would have been molded into the rubber wheel, but since mine tore itself loose, it left a small gap. So that is what I filled in with E6000 adhesive.

I'm not sure how long the fix will last; the knurling on the hub is not very pronounced, so doesn't give much to stick to. We'll see...

Post# 1000888 , Reply# 6   7/20/2018 at 23:19 by mstone (Virginia Beach)        

You could get a new pump or pump parts from Mark Beach, in Tuscon, AZ. He is very friendly, and I have been getting most parts from him for my restoration.

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