Washer arm part #AP4364610 hits the brackets that hold the heater in place when the arm is rotating. I posted a previous question under the part # for the cap. I took the cap off but could see nothing amiss. The arm looks undamaged, nothing is bent, cap goes on tight, but still the arm wobbles enough so as to hit the brackets. The washer make quite a noise when running due to constant "clicking" of metal plates on arm hit heater brakets. Brackets are tight & appear to be in right place. From my observation, the only thing wrong is the up & down play in the arm's rotation. But nothing seems damaged, bent or worn in any way. This Maytag washer was "recalled" to have the heater element replaced, and all this started sometime after this was done by the Maytag repairmen. I wonder now if the right heater parts were installed! Does the arm supposed to have an inch or more play (up & down) at the tip ends of it? Any help appreciated.
ANSWER Hello H1832. Make sure the brackets for the heater are not bent from the install. If the are bent upward, you will need to push them down and see if the noise stops. The kit should work on the unit that was installed. Hope this helps.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Saturday, February 11, 2012