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Atlantis Brake replacement

You provided a well written guide to replacing the brake on an atlantis MAV6000 washer (mine's a MAV5000). My local parts guy started laughing when I called about the tool and parts, and told me he doesn't stock that type of part or tools, and to call the repair service, but it's probably not worth repairing. I don't do down without a fight. :) Can you recommend an online source where can I get the tool and parts?


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SearsTechToo says same as the 6000 just go and look at the mid right side to punch in model.

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Maytag Atlantis doesn't spin out so the clothes have to be rung out by hand. It agitates, drains and everything else seems to work fine.

Hi, recently I worked with mi atlantis. I found the problem is the brake. It wash, and drain, but when motor reverse for spin, the basket do nothing. The big plastic pulley under the brake is supose to lift the brake when spin. But in my case The brake disk stuck with the stator part. I remove the washer front panel, remove the belt, remove the plastic pulley without loosing any part( look for mounting order), disconnect basket hoses, and unload the 6 or 7 springs around them. Once removed and on the floor, you will see at the bottom a caution label, well that is the Stator, placed with few 5/16 bolts. Its supouse to use a special tool to handle the spring inside, (but I simple handle it replacing two long screws and then unscrew it. be careful) Once removed that plate, I have the brake disk and the spring. I sanded all the brake and leave a little uneven surface, and assembly all again. It works and only need a new belt just in case. I also have the oportunity to pressure wash the basket.

Oct 17, 2011 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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If my washer makes a squealing sound during the spin cycle would the noted parts still need to be replaced, brake stator, brake rotor and lining and snubber?

one of the above. Tip the washer back and turn the main drive pulley while spraying a little WD-40 in there. That will quiet down the washer.
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Sep 20, 2011 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Knocking noise during the agitate cycle

you have a brake problem....tub turns while it's washing part?»¿ #21002010 and 35-6918.....will require a specialty tool you can watch videos on you tube just type in maytag atlantis washer

Jan 23, 2011 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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My Maytag Atlantis on the last spin it makes a high pitch screech Wat is it

Hi, Welcome to fixya. Based on your description I'd say you're right on and have a worn brake rotor. It is quite common for this make of washer. While the washer will otherwise work fine the pads on the brake rotor have made the brake drum "sheen" therefore causing a screech when it comes to a stop. Fixing it really depends on how much you'd like to spend and how much you can do yourself. The brake rotor & drum is about $30-$40 at "". Part #'s 1480293 and # 1057484... **Make sure to unplug the washer before first** macmarkus_114.jpg You'll either need the brake tool to replace it, as I've attached...

Or three long fine thread screws to back off slowly to allow the spring to decompress.

I always use the tool so I don't recall, but I think the screws need to be 3-1/2" to 4" long to allow safe removal.

It's a pretty strong careful.

Double check on-line by entering your model number. Hope that answers your immediate question. Let me know if you require any further assistance. Thanks for coming to "fixya" today. Please take a moment amd rate this info favorably. Good luck. Regards, Macmarkus :)

Jan 18, 2011 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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My MayTag Atlantis washer will not spin or drain the water out, when it gets to the rinse cycle or spin cycle , it just makes a buzzing or clicking noise.

The brake mechanism is not releasing properly. The noise your hearing is the motor trying to move but can't. Do not continue to operate the washer or you will burn out the expensive replacement. See instructions for my other solutions.

Sep 23, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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My maytag atlantis washer has stopped spinning

The brake mechanism is not releasing the tub.when the motor turns the bottom center pully conterclockwise. This seems to be a common issue. See my other solutions to resolve this.

Sep 22, 2010 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Maytag atlantis mav6000

sounds like the carbon brushes need replacing in the motor, they can cause a screeching sound as they wear down.

Oct 26, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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Washer transmission & brake bad - replace or not?

kenmore elite washer,but first if you want to try to fix it yourselt look on ebay,put make and model number and see what comes up,i got a new transmission for $70 took my time taking apart then reassemble and it was pretty easy,let me know how you do-mike

Oct 23, 2008 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer

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