No spin. Pump working. Smell of burning rubber.

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

John From Spring Valley, CA

Feb 12, 2008

74 out of 103 people found this instruction helpful

I determined that the spin bearing was bad and decided to replace the brake too. Placed the machine on its side and then removed the rubber cap, v-belt, screw, drive lug and pulley. Then used a chain-vise grip to turn the brake off with the aid of a 3 foot long pipe extender for leverage. Blocked up the tub to align the transmission and installed the new spin bearing, brake, pulley and drive lug. Adjusted the drive lug position to contact the ccw motion of the pulley at the point when I could just feel the brake pressure. Installed the screw and rubber cap. Replaced the drive belts. Tested and all works. Halleluah!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

BEARING, BRAKE ROTOR (Now subbed to Brake Rotor Bearing)

Part Number: PS2016361

In Stock

BEARING, REAR (Now subbed to Rear Bearing)

Part Number: PS2021039

In Stock

USE WPL 201190 (Now subbed to Brake Assembly)

Part Number: PS2347233

In Stock