What is the purpose of the screw bearing Insert for? My bearing all of a sudden started to make a whining noise. Can I use it to lubricate the bearing? If I tighten it wil it stop whining? Pleas let me know. I bought Maytag products because I believed then to be durable like the old commercials said (the Maytag Repair Man). Between fuses, lid switches and thermostats. I am beginning to wonder. Before dish out another $50.00 dollars, can it be that simple?
Answer Hi Bob. The hex inset applies holding pressure to the pump outer shaft. Part # is 22003235. The pump shaft and bearings are all sealed. You did buy a heavy duty washer with pump part # 6-2022030.Did you remove the belts and quickly run the motor to see if it is OK? Part # is 12002351. make sure you match the loads and do not over load. The belts are part # [AP4011179.]. Make sure the unit level legs are locked in place after it is leveled on a clean floor. Use washer magic so the unit it will stay cleaner if you do not already use it. Part # is W10135699. Thank you.