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Re: Maytag washer-- got agitation, no spin in spin cycle
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2008, 05:47:01 PM »
I have flipped em upside down. But I have laid the on their side. I have not had any bad luck doing so. What we are talking about here is replacing this part without getting the brainiacs at Maytag to get their army of experts to come out and replace this part with substancial financial rewards in mind. I am sorry, I didn't attend Maytag 101 at Maytag college. I have had to rely on time tested experience to fix there buggers. I am old school. If you know a trick I am all ears brother.Like I have said in the past it is better to get wisdom teeth yanked than extract any information out of that lonely guy. You know why he lonely? Cause he ain't got no life. He is busy fixing Nafta Maytags.
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Re: Maytag washer-- got agitation, no spin in spin cycle
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 07:36:23 AM »
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No special tools are needed to replace the thrust bearing. You'll use a flat-blade screwdriver to pop the c-clip off the bottom shaft. The old parts will slide down the shaft and fall out. The kit has all the parts needed to replace what comes off of the lower shaft. The new bearing is encapsulated and does not look like the old style array of washers, so follow the simple instructions in the kit.

To do this repair the easy way, pull the washer out about 2 feet from the wall, then lean it back. You will be doing this repair from the comfort of your floor by lying in front of the machine. The belt slips off and the pulley comes off when you remove the C-clip under the white cap. The rest is easy!


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You don't have to attend Maytag college to know how the machine is constructed. For future reference, if you work on a Maytag machine with 6 springs, do not lay it down. The springs will get stretched on one side, causing the machine to not stay balanced well. This in turn causes the little snubber ring underneath to develop quick erosion and failure soon after. It's a downhill race to damage. If there's anything you need to know about Maytag, feel free to ask. A wise person once said, "It is better to be silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt:)
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Re: Maytag washer-- got agitation, no spin in spin cycle
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2008, 09:11:24 AM »
For those of us that are older than dirt and would be permanently married to a floor in front of a washer machine from the effect of gravity on a 300 plus pound man....
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Re: Maytag washer-- got agitation, no spin in spin cycle
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2008, 09:18:30 AM »
Well,
I received the part yesterday and went through with the instsallation. Everything went well except for the retaining ring! The majority of my time was spent trying to get that little sucker on there. After I finally did and tested the washer, it started spinning! :)

I just wanted to say thanks for everyone that helped me out! You all saved me easily $300 in proffesional repair cost and a whoel day of sitting and waiting for someone to show up.

 

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