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Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« on: July 29, 2009, 11:09:23 PM »
:-\ I have worked on a lot of these models but I never seen one do a dance like this. Is it the common "snubber" problem?

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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009, 05:07:39 AM »
Depends....

the snubber should be free of any oil or grease. Inspect the area and report back.
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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009, 09:31:30 AM »
Yes, it is free of oil and grease. It is very clean except for a white powdery substance, which I have heard this is a sign that the snubber is bad. Also, I have never changed on yet, is it very difficult or time consuming.
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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009, 11:34:28 AM »
If you've never changed one, then yes, it will be difficult and probably about and hour and 1/2 for you. The hoses (airlline too) have to be removed, the 6 springs removed holding the tub. (These should be replaced also since the worn snubber no doubt overstretched them by now). The whole tub/tranny and all will then lift out and you may turn it upside down so you can easily remove the brake assembly to install the new snubber. Oh yes, you'll need the $100 tool for the brake removal/install.

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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2009, 08:16:40 PM »
This is just my opinion but the washer doesn't warrant the repairs required .At the best of times these machines were always shaking more than usual and I think they were dogs to work on ,they were designed to make a simple thing complicated . I have had snubber issues ,bearing issues , base issues ,brake squeals ,the list goes on ,they shake so bad at times the pressure tube pulls out of the outer tub . I would put my money into a maytag or whirlpool direct drive machine .What other washer out there is easier to service .

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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2009, 08:31:18 PM »
Thank you. If the tool is $100 and the part is $5 bucks (snubber) I think I will go ahead and dismantle it and check it out, but I am not gonna spend $100 dollars on a tool I will probably seldom use because whenever I get these maytags they are usually junk and I just part them out. Most of the time it is the transmission or tub bearing and/or seal that gives out. I would rather work on a Whirlpool anyday than these.
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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009, 02:37:39 PM »
What does that particular tool look like. I have one here that has a u bolt and a metal collar that slides over the shaft the uclip locks on the tranny shaft and you tighen it with a nut? Comes with assorted washers and a pvc bell?
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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 02:42:15 PM »
I will have to look it up again, can't rmember off the top of my head, but I think it sort of like a C- clamp.

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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2009, 02:47:35 PM »
Here is the part #Brake Removal Tool, Part Number 35-2442

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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 02:55:49 PM »
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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 03:06:31 PM »
Thank you. O0

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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2009, 04:56:20 PM »
Al Capone that is not a brake tool that is a tub nut removal tool dude.
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I have one of them tools washaman how much will you give me fer it?
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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2009, 04:58:49 PM »
I thought the snubber pad went under the base, what has removing the brake package got to do with that?
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Re: Maytag washer tub shakes violently
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2009, 06:55:17 PM »
I thought it did to, but I have not even started taking it apart yet. I looked at the diagram and it looked like any easy tub pull, flip it upside down, uninstall, and install?

 

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