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    • Part Number: AP3094539
    • MFG Part Number: 285792
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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The washer works fine except for end of spin. It would normally brake in a matter of seconds. Now it does not brake at all, and vibrates and thumps as it free wheels to a stop. What can I check, and what can I replace? Seems as if to replace anything brake-wise you pretty much have to dismantle entire workings of machine, and don't want to take apart before I have an idea of what can be fixed and how it can be fixed. Have watched some great how-to-take-apart-your-washer videos, and can do it, but want to be sure the problem is fixable. Thanks!

Gerry G. for Model Number WTW57ESVW1

ANSWER Hello Gerry. Make sure the drive block 389140 is not stripped out. If not, you will need to order and replace the brake shoes 285438. Here is a link to our Repair Forum, this is a free service to our customers. Use this link to access the repair for your question. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/washer-repair/3265-replacing-direct-drive-washer-brake-shoes.html 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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