My +4 year old Maytag is starting to smell like burning rubber on some heavy loads. I plan on replacing the drive belt. While I have the machine apart, is there anything else I should replace or inspect?
ANSWER Hello Robert,
Flip the belt off and spin the pump pulley to ensure that the pump 35-6780 isn't opposing rotation. If it feels rough or makes any abnormal sounds it will require replacement. If this is good, you can try changing the thrust bearing kit 12002213 which is responsible for releasing the brake. You can raise the main top and remove the main front and run the unit through a couple of spin cycles only, (no fill, just advance to spin). As soon as the machine stops after the second spin cycle reach inside and feel of the temperature of the outer tub at the point where the transmission passes through it. If it is getting hot at the transmission, the spin bearing W10219156 is beginning to seize up and will require replacement. Also, if there are any water trails from the center of the tub at this location, the outer tub seal has leaked detergent water into the bearing, washing the grease out and causing the situation. The tub seal is included in the hub and seal assembly W10219156. There is also the possibility of the lower bearing being the issue. If this is the case, it will be getting hot after the second spin bearing. If the lower bearing is the issue, it is made on the bottom of the transmission assembly and this comes with the upper bearing and the tub seal kit so if this is the case, this part number 35-6615 is all you will need to order.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, January 18, 2013