Won't Agitate, Won't Spin, Jumping around, squealing in spin cycle, abrupt stop

ApplianceMaytag Washer

ModelPerforma

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Gina From Los Angeles, CA

Oct 31, 2012

Washer was jumping around in the spin cycle to the point that it disengaged the water fill level hose which in turn caused it to overflow. I fixed the hose but almost immediateley it stopped spiining or agitating. I looked online to find that the jumping around was most likely the snubber ring ... the hard stop and squeal most likely the Brake Stator ... the no agitaion or spin was likeley the thrust bearing. I ordered the parts and were received in a couple of days ... by the time they came I had already torn apart everything and was just waiting on parts for reassembly. The instructions were concise and complete but I did benefit from watching a YouTube video on the repair. All the parts went together just like they were supposed to even with my limited mechanical skills. All I really used was a small socket set, a couple of screw drivers and a pair of pliers. Taking the Brake assembply is dangerous but can be done with no special tools if you buy a couple of 2 inch 10-24 screws to replace two of the short ones and then back them out slowly (look for a youtube video on this procedure EASY!) ... took me a couple of hours but any one who has used a screw driver more than once could probably do it in under an hour. Washer now running like new ... No Jumping!!! People at Parts Select were Great!!! BTW ... So that the springs would be easier to re-install, I stuck about $50 of quarteres between the coils before removing ... worked Great!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Snubber Ring

Part Number: PS1792928

$4.75
In Stock

Transmission Pulley and Bearing Kit

Part Number: PS2003651

$38.86
In Stock

Lid Hinge

Part Number: PS2037922

$4.05
In Stock

Washer Brake Rotor

Part Number: PS2347192

$44.61
In Stock