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maytag washer do good washing but wont spin

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maytag washer do good washing but wont spin
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Dave replied 5 years ago.
It sounds as if your brake is not releasing, you may need to replace the thrust bearing. Part number is XXXXX
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i'm a curious do-it-myself person/i'm an engineer/do you think i can do it if i buy the thrust bearing?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i'll be back in 30mins//have to run
Expert:  Dave replied 5 years ago.
It is not too difficult, you have to remove the belt and the main transmission pulley. The instructions come with the part. If your washer was making a loud roaring sound before the spin failure, this part will not work. That would indicate a bad bearing in the transmission.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
then, i usually let the washer do it's work that is why i cannot say anything about the roaring sound before the spin failure thing, can i do the bearing stuff too?special tools on the bearing?main transmission pulley?
Expert:  Dave replied 5 years ago.
No special tools required, the kit #12002213 includes everything you need.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
are thrust bearing and transmission bearing included in the kit? pri ce range of the kit?
Expert:  Dave replied 5 years ago.
The transmission bearing is seperate and a difficult job. The thrust bearing kit is easy. The kit runs about $30.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no other possible problem area except those you mentioned?
Expert:  Dave replied 5 years ago.
No, they can have other problems, just like everything else. But the spin problem is usually solved by the thrust bearing kit.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
thank you/hope to work with you next time
Expert:  Dave replied 5 years ago.
Your welcome

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