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!