How do you replace the lower bearing? My guess is that you have to remove the clutch assembly, and if so, how do you release the spring preload?
In order to replace the lower bearing you would need to remove the thrust bearing and the brake assembly from the unit. To do this it required a special tool. The tool has been discontinued but what you could do is take one of the screws out and match up the threading. Make sure that screws that you get, which you would need 2 of, are about 1 1/2 inches long. Put one screw where you took the other out but do not tighten all the way and then one across from it. These will be used for releasing the tension and putting the brake assembly back on.
do you have a video on how to replace the lower bearing on this maytag washer #mav208daww and do you sell the spanner wrench for this model, thank you.
Answer Hello John! Unfortunately the spanner wrench for this model number is not available. You can try finding a big enough pipe wrench to go around the nut and tap it off. I've sent you a copy of the service manual for reference on how to remove and install the part. Thanks!
My washer is making a loud grinding noise during the spin cycle.
The washer is a Maytag Legacy bought in 2007.
Would it be bearing? If so, what part number, and do other parts need to be replaced at the same time?
With a loud grinding noise you will first want to check the drain pump to make sure that it is not turning hard and that the bearings are not coming out of it. If this checks ok then you will want to replace the tub bearing W10219156.
This machine was making a loud noise while spinning and then stopped spinning all together.
Answer Hello Jim. Check and see if the belt is burnt into. If so, you will need to order and replace the tub seal W10219156 in the unit and the belt. It sounds like the bearing is bad.