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Title: Maytag snubber replacement
Post by: tc39 on July 21, 2008, 01:25:12 PM
How do I replace the snubber on my Maytag Atlantis MAV6200 washer :

Model mav6200 (http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/SmartSearch.aspx?searchText=mav6200&Search=Search)
Title: Re: Maytag snubber replacement
Post by: Repair-man on July 21, 2008, 02:25:43 PM
The easy way?

I remove the front panel, take loose the hoses (air and drain), remove all 6 tub springs and take out the whole tub/transmission as a unit. I then flip it over onto the tub cover on the floor so I can remove the pulley, thrust bearing and brake stator. Under the stator lies the snubber.

Of course, you'll need the Maytag spring tool (http://www.repair2000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=903) and the brake tools to do this repair.

Before you re-install the repaired tub assembly, sprinkle a generous amount of plain cornstarch around the dome on the base of the machine where the snubber will sit. This is what lubricates the snubber, and is what the factory places there to begin with. Never use grease or oil on the area or the tub will never stabilize. If there is already traces of oil around that area, stop now and replace the transmission, since a new snubber will not function in an oily environment.