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    • Part Number: AP4372971
    • MFG Part Number: 6-2040130
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Followup question. No spin. I've installed new belts and brake assembly. No luck. Your email said to check the tub bearing. It was frozen. I've installed a new tub bearing and seal kit. The spin cycle worked -dry spin-no water as you recommended, but with a half load of clothes and water, no agitation or spin. Could I have wrecked the new belt by using it before I realized the tub bearing was frozen or did I create more problems during the installation?

Don W. for Model Number maytag LAT2500AAE washer

ANSWER Hello Don, If you didn't lubricate the spin bearing liberally after cleaning the transmission housing where the bearing rides with light sandpaper, the new spin bearing may be seized. If you did clean up the transmission where the bearing rides and lubricated it, the brake adjustment may be out far enough to prevent the brake from being fully disengaged for spin. There are only a few things that can cause this. The belt slipping, clothes between the tubs, the spin bearing, the lower transmission bearing binding, the tub cover binding, or the brake not dis-engaging. This is of course if the motor is running in spin. Also, realize that the brake must be released for the unit to spin. If the brake will not release, the brake package 6-2011900 will require replacement. Be aware that if this is the case, when the old brake is removed, the lower transmission bearing comes off with it. You absolutely must remember to remove the bearing and insert it into the new brake assembly. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Monday, March 25, 2013

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