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Re: Different maytag washer problem
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2008, 10:41:47 PM »
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Re: Different maytag washer problem
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2008, 08:23:58 AM »
Repairman is their an adjustment on the brake package? This one screws on and has a locking tab. It has the orbital tranny on it. The motor is having a terrible time turning the tub. It washes great but when it goes to spin it drags down and smokes.
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Re: Different maytag washer problem
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2008, 10:47:14 AM »
The brake release is controlled by the little retainer tab that holds the lower drive pulley on. With the retainer removed, the correct way to set the brake adjustment is to NOT LAY THE WASHER DOWN. Whoever does this adjustment must be able to lay in front of the machine as it is reclined back against the wall.

1. Remove the little screw on the adjuster and remove the adjuster tab.
2. Rotate the drive pulley clockwise until it just touches the brake enough to release the tub. You'll feel a tiny amount of tension when the pulley hits this point, so stop and insert the stop tab back onto the end of the shaft and secure it with the screw.

When installing a tranny like this, if you laid the machine over, it must be stood up with the tranny bolts unloosened 3 turns to align everything and keep it from binding. Then tighten the bolts. If the tub is hard to turn it is not likely a brake issue. Remember that there is also a radial bearing on top of the lower pulley which must be properly in place and turning for the brake to work.
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Re: Different maytag washer problem
« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2008, 01:00:18 PM »
The idea by turning the pulley it to get it to the release point and if I go too far then the tub will be too loose right?
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Re: Different maytag washer problem
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2008, 01:10:48 PM »
Yes, plus it causes spin problems if the retainer tab is not positioned properly. Remember that there is a spin bearing pressed into the top of the brake assembly, and this must be free and spin easily.
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Re: Different maytag washer problem
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2008, 02:19:38 PM »
the tub turns good by hand but the motor smokes and I put a differnet motor. These 2 old antiques are scrap bound.
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