unusually loud rumbling in spin mode, no spin out

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Ralph From Moreno Valley, CA

Mar 03, 2009

16 out of 21 people found this instruction helpful

removed outer enclosure to expose inside workings. removed all retaining springs to tub and transmission housing. Inverted tub to access agitator pulley and belt. Removed pulley and cut belt off.(I knew I was replacing it, anyway.)Had to remove large tub bracket to exchange new pulley for old. Disconnect bleach reservoir filler tubing on tub assembly. Disconnect power connector to drive motor. Removed water pump to access drive pulley where new belt belongs. Aligned belt to pulleys and checked idler pulley tension which was acceptable. Replace helix drive lug against spin/agitator and tightened retaining bolt. Assembled components in reverse order and conducted test run. Success. Smooth running machine and saved about $200 on professional labor costs. I had no repair manual but you should have a personal confidence in general repair work. Something like a history of taking things apart and putting them back together successfully. I had an independent appliance repair guy examine the washer and he said it was too complicated for him. Once I had it apart, it seemed fairly basic. Good luck!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Spring Retaining Clip

Part Number: PS2019681

In Stock

V-Style Spin and Agitate Belt

Part Number: PS2027741

In Stock

Agitator Pulley

Part Number: PS2040948

In Stock

Plastic Helix Drive Lug

Part Number: PS2040953

In Stock