Sticking/seizing agitator output shaft leading to belt failure leaving washer inoperable
Jason L. • Lees Summit, MO • September 24, 2014
Appliance: Maytag Washer-Top Loading A212S
My Repair & Advice
Perfectly! Replacing Agitator Shaft is not for the faint of heart. Replacing output shaft pinion gear on the bottom of the agitator shaft requires care, experience and patience with pressing/driving drift pins without damaging the gear itself. One slip of the drift/punch or press apparatus will ruin the gear/teeth face and will lead to failure of the transmission internally when put back into service. As best as I can tell the pinion gear is discontinued and no longer available so take care! Be sure to replace all seals, gaskets and transmission oil for a comprehensive long term repair. I'm sure a new tub bearing and stem repair kit will also be in order if your making this repair. Best of luck everyone!