Noisey - squeling when wash cycle was running

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

Richard From Hugo, MN

Mar 29, 2011

7 out of 9 people found this instruction helpful

The noise problem was a combination of the belt and the snubber Ring. The snubber ring was worn out and causing most of the noise. The belt was easy to put on...the snubber ring - not so much. Plan a couple of hours to disassemble the lower portion of the washer as the snubber ring lies at the bottom of the washer tub assembly but above all the pulleys, gears and the bottom/base plate of the wash machine. A nice surprise is the large spring that pops out when you open up the bottom plate. Re-compressing that spring takes a special tool or a creative way to get it all back together after the new snubber ring is installed. I used some temporary bolts and nuts in luau of the short 1/2" sheet metal screws to compress the spring and than replaced the bolts with the original sheet metal screws once the plate was close enough to use them. It was a major pain. No doubt the pros have a special tool that takes care of this problem. Good luck!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Snubber Ring

Part Number: PS1792928

In Stock

Drive Belt

Part Number: PS2018741

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Handle and Latch Assembly with Switches

Part Number: PS2180050

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