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Re: Maytag Legacy Washer wont Spin
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2011, 12:48:49 PM »
The bearing kit bolts to the base plate. It is in 2 pieces the bottom bolts to that plate and the top bolts to the inner tub.
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Re: Maytag Legacy Washer wont Spin
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 12:50:36 PM »
I figured I would give ya an idea whats involves in changing the tub bearing out.
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Re: Maytag Legacy Washer wont Spin
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2011, 12:52:59 PM »
You put it all together first then stick it back in the washer and reattach the hoses and springs, I just want to give ya an idea how it all goes back these photos show where everything goes but not how it goes back into the machine.
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Re: Maytag Legacy Washer wont Spin
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2011, 08:18:52 PM »
Thanks for all the pictures.  With the brake off it does spin easy.  It just wont spin with the pulley attached.  The drive shaft free spins counter clockwise and does not turn the tub

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Re: Maytag Legacy Washer wont Spin
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2011, 08:58:06 PM »
With the brake off I just tried putting the pulley and it now looks like the thrust bearing is bad.  I am going to go to a hardware store to get some shims to put in there to verify this is the problem.  I will try putting the brake back in then see if I can make it work with the shims.  If that works I will buy the thrust bearing kit from this website.  When I put the brake back on can I use all purpose greese or does it have to be lithium greese.  I am only talking about the gears .

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Re: Maytag Legacy Washer wont Spin
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2011, 11:00:31 PM »
Regular grease will do on this puppy
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Re: Maytag Legacy Washer wont Spin
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2011, 08:44:27 PM »
So here is what I found.  With the brake still out I was able to get the machine to spin  by wedging extra washers in the thrust bearing area.  I also noticed that the bearing did not seat all the way into the retainer for the brake spring.  I ordered both the thrust bearing kit and the Retainer from this site.  I am happy that the thrust bearing kit is only half the cost of the competitors.  I feel confident this will fix the machine.  Thanks for your help.  I am so glad I found this site.

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Re: Maytag Legacy Washer wont Spin
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2011, 11:23:48 PM »
So I bought the bearing thrust kit and can not install it.  As in my original post the drive shaft does not go low enough for me to install a thrust washer.  I can barely fit the cir clip on and it is so tight it will not dis engage the brake and allow the washer to turn counter clockwise.  What do I do next?  Either I need the drive shaft to drop another 1/8 inch or I need to concentrate on another part of the washing machine

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Re: Maytag Legacy Washer wont Spin
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2011, 01:04:18 AM »
I use a claw tool to help compress the brake a hair so i can get that pesky e clip on.
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Re: Maytag Legacy Washer wont Spin
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2011, 01:06:03 AM »
Flip the tub and install the thrust kit outside the washer.
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