I don't understand the response I got for:
"This unit squeals when it stops. Without the agitator being in it does not squeal. The agitator appears to have a bearing in it that feels like it's missing a ball, but I cannot figure out how to get it out or if it comes out (pressed in).
The washer stops as it should and runs properly though all cycles, but you recommended, "You will need to order and replace the brake 35-6714, stator 35-6918, and snubber 21002026 on the unit." However, the picture associated with the answer is the complete agitator.
In the top of this agitator, where the bolt goes through, is what I think is a bearing that feels like it is missing a ball. It appears to be a pressed-fit bearing which is why I thought I might have to replace the complete agitator assembly.
Please help me understand why I would replace the brake, stator and snubber when everything works properly except for a "squeal" that disappears when the agitator is removed.
Answer Hello Buddy. There is no ball bearing used in the agitator. If you remove the cap and then remove the bolt and remove the agitator from the unit, the two sections of the agitator will unsnap from each other. As for the noise you were having, it is very common for the Performa models to have the noise you described and it is associated with the parts recommended. When you remove the agitator, you remove the stress on the brake and rotor, and the noise will go away. Keep in mind, Agitator is on one end of the shaft and brake is on the other.
I have replaced both the belt and the thrust bearing and pully my machine still will not spin out. I can hold the switch with the lid open and stop the spin by hand if it is spinning at all.
Answer Hello Kevin,
When you replaced the thrust bearing there was 2 washers in the kit. You may have installed the smaller one which may not allow the brake to lift enough to spin properly. You could have put the larger one in which could cause the same problem. It may be necessary to put both on in order to lift the brake rotor high enough to allow unit to spin properly.
Have a maytag washer need to know how I can tell if the brake is gone on , model Mac7650a
Answer Thomas, We presume you have a MAV7650AWW, MTG automatic washer. The easiest way to test the brake is to start the unit in the regular cycle at the final spin / drain portion. Aloow the washer to "ramp up" to the high speed spin( 60 to 90 seconds) then raise the lid and listen,for a squealing or rumbling noise, this would indicate excess wear to the brake rotor pad. When you raise the lid, the washer spin basket should "stop" in 3 to 5 revolutions, if the brake is engaging properly.If there is a noise, or the spin tub coasts to a stop, you'll need to dismantle the thrust bearing assembly 12002213 and check, clean and lube the brake rotor splines 35-6714 to insure proper rotor operation.