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Replacing maytag thrust bearing kit 12002213

I need to replace this thrust bearing kit in my maytag washer and need assistant/help/information in doing that.
any special tools required to do the job, can I do it myself.

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    I went Through changing the transmission and seal kit Atlantis Series 17 High Torque PN# 21001867 with 21001868. Because of this no spin problem. Only to find out that it was the thrust bearing 12002213 that was shot.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    after replacing new bearings and pulley cant adjust cam properly both flat washers are to thick



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Yes you can do it yourself no special tools are need just a couple good flathead screwdrivers and a lot of patiance be sure to put all the new washers and bearing back on in the same order the old ones came off putting the C clip on can be a little tricky but take you time and it can be done you may hvw to use the flat head to pry on the trans. shaft to get the clip in the groove then use a pair of chanell locks or pliers to snap it on if you get a new style bearing it may not look like the one you take off and not have all he washers just snap the small plastic pice onto the bearing put it on the the pulley the most of the time just the thin washe then the C clip the dust cover put belt back on the test machine

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  • Handymanuel Dec 01, 2011

    I replaced the thrust bearing kit with no problem, however my maytag model MAV4758AWW still not spinning right. After I replaced the bearings the tub spins but very weak. It will stop in the middle of the spin by itself or if I open the lid while spinning it will not spin any more for thay cycle . Can some one advice?



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I purchased the new thrust bearing kit part # 12002213 and installed however when I put on the thin washer there is not enough room to install the e clip in to the ridge on the shaft.

Yes i too have problem with that and i am a appliance tech and have replaced 100's of thrust bearing kits. What you need to do is use a screwdriver and place it opposite of where your going to install the E clip and pull the transmission shaft down for a bit more room,it takes me as much as a hour doing this sometimes but endure and eventually it will go on!

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You are going to need this kit 12002213
Your washer features a main drive pulley with a cam riser the releases the brake and allows the tub to spin.
When the motor turns in one direction the tub is locked and the agitator moves back and forth. When the motor turns in the opposite direction the main drive pulley releases the brake and as the water gets propelled out the tub begins to spin. So what can go wrong? When the cam riser gets wear it won't release the brake. The tub won't move and the clothes will be soggy. Here is a great pictorial of what is involved in replacing the thrust kit. along with some manuals and other stuff. My Maytag notes

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I would agree with that diagnosis. That is a symptom of a worn thrust bearing for sure and it is a quite common occurrence on your style of washer.

I wouldn't rule out debris in the drain pump as another possibility as well though, i.e. small stones, jewelry, etc. You may want to rule out that possibility before throwing money at a pulley & thrust bearing kit ( it is actually a "transmission pulley kit" which comes with a new thrust bearing as well ). part # 12002213 and retails for about $40-$50 see photo's below.

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Sears has the part you need:
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