HIGH PITCH NOISE DURING SPIN CYCLE THE SEAL FAILED CAUSING THE BEARING TO FAIL ALSO

ApplianceMaytag Washer

Modelmah5500aww

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Socket set

tommy From madisonville, KY

Apr 28, 2009

6 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

First i removed front and rear covers and the dispenser screws. If you are carefull you can fold the front cover back and lay it on top of the washer so that you do not have to unplug all the wires.Remove the clips on the front of the outer drum with a small flat blade screwdriver and set aside.Go to the back and roll the belt off the pulley.Remove bolt and snap ring and the pulley should pull toward you off of the shaft.This is plastic be carefull. The inner drum will now pull out thru the front of the machine.Now read the directions again and again about the seal because you have to replace exactly what you take out.This is my only complaint with the directions there needs to be a picture and not an illustration of the placement of the sael and the spacer in my case.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Lip Seal Kit

Part Number: PS2003500

$65.10
In Stock