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Chas, Home Appliance Technician
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Just replaced the transmission (new style), mount stem repair

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Just replaced the transmission (new style), mount stem repair kit, tub bearing kit, and brake assembly on a Maytag 1988, Model # XXXXX I am procurring the new style agitator (ordered today) because when the washer agitates, the wash tub keeps twisting ever so slightly and you can hear the brake assembly trying to keep the wash tub in place while it agitates. Any other suggestions on how to get rid of this rubbing sound.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chas replied 8 years ago.

The new agitator is going to make it work better, however the tub twisting is caused by the brake pack slipping, I would be replacing this to stop that noise... this is part number 201190, and can be ordered at or


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I did replace the brake pack; plus the damper pads.
Expert:  Chas replied 8 years ago.
the brake pack do you have it adjusted to loose? It should be tight, the inner tub should not move more that about 1/12th of a turn on agitate...
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