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    Maytag washer notes

    Get them screws off
    old style
    New style
    Pump failure is the number one problem
    easy fix: remove 2 hoses and 3 screws, the
    belt goes on without  tools.
    This is the thrustwasher kit. It looks intimidating but they are not.
    This main drive pulley has a cam riser which releases the brake
    in the spin cycle. The motor turns in one direction with that brake locked
    for wash, but it turns in the opposite direction for spin. If you do not have
    enough washers in the stack the washer will not spin(just like a worn out
    pulley) If you have too many, the tub will not lock and the clothes will
    get knotted up to hell and back. The hardest part about replacing this kit
    is putting that dang E-clip back on the bottom.
    This tool fits between those spokes where you can catch the
    lip of the brake package so you can compress that
    big bad spring, ease it in a hair to get that E-clip on the shaft.
    This manual here cover a whole bunch of the newer models and is pretty dang awesome:
    Drive Pulley and Cam Removal

    The Drive Pulley and Cam are located below the Brake
    assembly on the drive shaft. A Washer and Retaining
    Ring secure the Pulley and Cam on the drive shaft.
    A plastic Dust Cap snaps to the underside of the Pulley to
    keep the Cam surfaces clean. These components can
    be removed by tipping the Washer back to access
    bottom side of unit.
    1. Disconnect power supply to unit.
    2. Remove (pry off) Dust Cap from under side of pulley.
    3. Remove Retaining Ring and Washer from end of
    drive shaft.
    4. Firmly pull Lower Cam off of the drive shaft splines,
    then slide the other parts off of the shaft.
    Models are equipped with a plastic Drive Pulley which has
    the upper Cam molded onto the bottom of the Hub. The
    purpose of the Pulley and Cam arrangement is to drive the
    Clutch assembly during the agitate and spin cycle, and to
    disengage the Brake assembly during the spin cycle.
    The Drive Pulley slips over the drive shaft and rests
    against a series of Washers, a Thrust Bearing, and a
    large washer type Spacer. The Spacer locates against
    the bottom of the Brake Rotor and Lining assembly. The
    Lower Cam slips over the end of the drive shaft where
    splines formed in the Cam engage with mating splines
    on the drive shaft end. This imparts a direct drive from
    the Cam to the drive shaft. A shoulder molded on the
    bottom of the Pulley hub engages "dogs" formed on the
    sides of the Lower Cam, and will drive it and the drive
    shaft in either direction.
    Installing Thrust Bearing
    1. Thrust Bearing and Spacer are to be assembled first with the humped side towards the pulley.
    2. Apply a thin layer of grease between the contacting
    surfaces of the Lower Cam and the Drive Pulley.
    To Check Brake Disengagement
    1. Manually rotate the Drive Pulley in a slow counterclockwise
    direction until the Brake starts to release
    and the Transmission begins to turn.
    2. Position the “Reference Cam Arrow” midway between
    the “Min Pulley Hub Reference” and the “Max
    Pulley Hub Reference” markers located on the
    If the position of the Cam Arrow to the Pulley Hub is not
    within these parameters adjustment is required.

    To Adjust Brake Disengagement
    1. If the position of the Cam Reference Arrow is less
    than the Min Pulley Hub reference mark, remove
    the standard (.062 thickness) Thrust Washer and
    replace it with a thinner (.032 thickness) Thrust
    Washer. Recheck disengagement 3 times to verify
    proper adjustment.
    2. If the position of the Cam Reference Arrow is more
    than the Max Pulley Hub reference mark, add a
    (.032 thickness) Thrust Washer to the standard
    Thrust Washer. Recheck disengagement 3 times to
    verify proper adjustment.

    TIP: About excessive vibrations:
     Grab the washer on the diagonals and give it a shake,
    any movement at all and a maytag top loader will
     shake, shimmy, and dance across the floor.


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