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Is it feasible to take apart the transmission on a Maytag Peforma and tryto fix the transmission? I already have everything apart, but can't get the top plastic and other items off of the shaft, so I can access the top of the transmission. (The transmission won't rotate CW to let the drum spin, but works fine CCW for agitation.)

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Hope you ckd the brake and thrust bearing first if brake doesn't release gearcase won't spin lean washer back against wall turn pulley by hand (can't remember which way) and watch the brake to see if it releases if not BE CAREFUL brake spring has 200 lbs of pressure remove pulley and brake stator ck for rush build up for damaged brake gearcase not serviceable

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