I had to replace the snubber ring on my Maytag Performa Washer yesterday as the washer would rock violently during the spin cycle. I disconnected the power supply, hoses, and the motor harness (at the motor), and removed the cabinet. After removing the springs, I lifted the tub and tub support assembly from the bottom plate (causing the drive belt to fall off) and turned the tub and support assembly upside down. I was able to change out the old snubber by halfway loosening the 6 5/16" bolts on the brake stator and working it free. I cleaned the base plate with alcohol, sprinkled a little cornstarch on it, and then installed the new snubber ring and re-tightened the bolts. I re-assembled everything. My wife put a load in to test the machine. It filled with water but then started buzzing (she said she smelt a slight plastic burn) and would not agitate. She immediately turned it off. Can you tell me what could now be wrong? I checked the drive belt and can rotate it both clockwise and counterclockwise easily enough by hand (turning the agitator in the clockwise direction and the inner tub in the counterclockwise direction). The motor can slide easily enough.
Can anyone help me understand what is wrong?
Whenever the washer is turned on now it just buzzes (whether the door lid is open or closed). I wondered if the safety spin switch could be the problem but (as I don't currently have a working multimeter to check voltage or resistance) I by-passed the switch with a piece of wire and still no motor activation. Do I need to awaken the Maytag repair guy?