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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2008, 02:40:02 PM »
repairman I think I figured out how you do it. Since you are laying on your back, all of the washers weight is pushing at a downward force towards you,as you replace the kit you are able to push upward and compress the brake using the weight of the washer. I could see where that might work for Hulk Hogan. An old man like meself has got ta find an easier way. I once got my nephew to stand on the drive pulley while I tried to replace that e clip. I could not get heads nor tails out of the maytag rep and I even bought the fancy brake tool. I gotta ask you this: when you put the drive pulley back to test it you twist the pulley to release the brake if the drive pulley passes a mark set on the pulley you must remove the thin washer and add the fat washer right? I am asking this for the benefit of our friend here.
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 03:21:15 PM »
That is what the instruction sheets says.
Dang right, repairs are a lot easier when you can get your big butt down on the floor! I can still kneel with the best of 'em at 53.

Standing on the pulley and/or depressing the brake is not the way to go about replacing that clip. In fact, no pressure at all should be applied to the brake, especially with your Nafta-made claw thingie.
The steel drive shaft is the secret. If you hold the thrust bearing assembly in place and slip the last thin washer over the shaft, use a big flat-blade screwdriver in the slot where the c-clip goes to press the shaft down a mite. It will give about 1/32" , just enough to slip the clip on with your other hand. Then use some needle nose to further advance the clip into place. Try it a few times...you'll see.

What you need out there is a big chain hoist so you can lift those pesky machines up over your head to fix 'em. I get a mental image of this rather easily :)
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2008, 04:10:58 PM »
All I know is I am glad I do not have to fix these but once in a blue moon. I will give your way a try next time I come across one.
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2008, 10:50:22 AM »
Ok guys i got the bearing kit installed . I had to use an old thinner washer from the old parts to get the clip on and it was still ungodly tight.I had to use 2 screw drivers and then hammer the clip in to place the rest of the way.As far as adjustment i could only get it to the low line and no further .It still does the same thing ,sometimes it spins out but last night it left a wet load in there .I had to wring em out by hand to put in the dryer.

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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2008, 12:09:42 PM »
See that's why I say you need to stick a claw under the lip of the brake and mash that thing down so you can add a washer. If you have too many washers the tub will spin all by itself. NO GOOD If you have not enough then it will leave the clothes wet. If you have never done this repair before ,then you will need to keep at it till you get it just right. The first one I did took me 5 times before I got it right.
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2008, 12:20:53 PM »
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All I know is I am glad I do not have to fix these but once in a blue moon.

I hear ya there JW. I alway's have trouble getting them washers back on right too.

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It is just one of them regal tools made in china. It is red made of steel with no hammer head,just a small curved claw. Just right for compressing that brake. makes it way easy to put that e-clip back on. It fits right down between the spokes of the drive pulley. The claw allows just enough leverage to compress the brake.

Need to get me one of these and give it a try next time I work on one. :)

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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2008, 09:44:05 PM »
I am convinced here is no possible way to get any thicker washer in there. I had to beat the clip in with a  hammer and screw driver while  i had someone else hold 2 screw drivers in the slot to get the clip in.
 I figure i'm gonna have to get a new washer or someone else to fix it .

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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2008, 09:52:16 PM »
I will tell you another way to do it. It is tricky. Get 2 lug nuts and attach some bailing wire to them. wit all the parts off of the tranny you can plainly use a lug wrench to press down on that brake package(with washer turned upside down on a pad)Slip the nuts into the gap so that the brake will remain compressed. Put everything back on and snatch out the nuts. Told ya it was tricky
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Re: Thrust bearing clip
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2008, 06:15:06 AM »
Just a side note about the washer and clip....

You do not have to use the thick washer at all, unless for some reason you have lots of room. As you know, this is not often the case but they send one anyway. If there is little or no room left on the shaft, I have installed the c-clip with the thinnest washer I have, even it it's from the old kit. It really does get easier the 2nd or third time you do this.

The absolute easiest way to do the thrust bearing is to remove the 6 springs, tub hoses & airline, disconnect the belt, then lift the whole assembly, tub and all, out onto the floor and turn it upside down. All the parts are easy to replace from this angle, and no nuts are needed :)

As long as you have the spring tool handy this only takes about 20 minutes.
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Re: Maytag performa spinning out!
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2008, 10:33:34 PM »
Well guys i talked today with the master tech guy and he says it isn't the thruster bearing .He claims it is a problem in the transmission.

 

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