this is my BRAKE ASSEMBLY >>>> http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-brake-asse-6-2011900-ap4373089.html is it supposed to have OIL in it ??? it has a gasket like an auto transmission case... and it HAD OIL IN IT before I cleaned it, but now I am wondering if the squeaking is the brake shoes needing OIL. What viscosity oil & how to put it back in ?
Answer Ben, If your brake package 6-2011900 is the original equipment, it is slightly different that the photo of the more recent version, and a little easier to work with. Yes, the brake package is a "wet" brake system and does get lubricated if the brake starts to squeak. You lubricate the brake with one(1) teaspoon of Maytag transmission lube, or 90 weight gear oil will also work. you can use a teaspoon to install the oil. put the brake package on it's side. place the spoon into and against the brake rotor, tilt the spoon up and allow the oil to trickle over the rolled edge of the outer ring(stator). let the brake package set for a few minutes to allow the oil to equalize and distribute evenly throughout the package. Once the package is installed and the washer is level, put the timer in the final spin and start the cycle, lift the lid a few times so the tub stops spinning, this will help distribute the oil and help the cork core absorb the oil.
My washer will fill with water, wash the clothes and rinse but will not spin. What is the problem?
Answer Hello Alejandro,
This is most likely the spin bearing 6-2040130 seized. This occurs when the outer tub seal 6-2095720 leaks detergent water and washes the grease from the spin bearing.
The tub will not spin. It smelled hot but the belts look Okay.
Answer Hello John,
This sounds like the spin bearing 6-2040130 and outer tub seal 6-2095720 have failed.
My washer won't spin in the spin cycle. The washer is definitely trying to spin. The spin drum seems almost frozen and hard to spin by hand. I can smell the belt smoking as the washer tries to spin. The wash cycle and drain pump seem to work fine. What is the culprit part & is it time to replace other parts for maintenance since I'm there?
Answer Harold, You'll need to raise the top panel of the washer, remove the tub cover and check to make sure there's no small articles stuck between the tubs. If the tubs are clear, you most likely have a seized tub bearing 6-2040130. Besides the bearing assembly, you'll need a set of belts 12112425 a tub seal kit 6-2095720 and a spanner wrench TJ90TB123A to perform the repair. You'll also want to order some silicone grease 204999 to lubricate the rollers on the motor carriage and TJ93240 turbine oil lubricant to lube the new bearing and race. This isn't that difficult a repair, just awkward due to the size of the parts when you remove the tub.