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MayTag Washer PAVT244AWW: How do I remove the front panel?

I have a MayTag washer model# PAVT244AWW. The belt broke and needs replaced. I looked at the bottom where the belt fits, and noticed a pulley was broken. There are two small pulleys on the right bottom of the washer. I need the pulley that is in the front. Can someone tell me how to safely remove the front panel?

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  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    same thing only mine stoped draining and when i looked at it it was the pully on the motor that was broken. 



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SOURCE: Maytag Performa PAV2300AWW screaching noise, belt problem, pulley broke

My Maytag Performa was making the loud squealing noise. I changed out the water pump/bearing, took care of the problem.
Putting a new belt on just help burn up the bearing (they needed replacing) and probably ruined the new belt. Probably seized the water pump bearing and the belt jumped and broke the motor pully. A washing machine motor is very strong, when that h20 pump bearing seized (or possibly some bearings jamed up) the motor kept on turning that belt and the plastic pully gave in. You'll need to replace that also. If the h20 pumb bearing is turning freely, likely the bearings jammed up but or now loose. That bearing should be tight, no slack or play in it. You can probably wobble the pully on it all around while turning it. The slightest slack is too much.

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SOURCE: pulley broke

i am instructing on the motor is plastic,get it off any way you can with out hurting the motor shaft.i think somtimes i would use large channel dont need to save any of it.

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This is not an easy clip to put in. If you have purchased the thrust bearing kit (part number 12500036) to get the clip it will be helpful but may still be hard to get the clip in. The kit comes with another washer that is thinner, making it slightly easier to install the clip. The reason it is hard to get in; your brake (part num. 35-2948) has worn and as your brake wears the shaft raises and puts more pressure on the clip (which is probably why your clip has broken). I would advise to change the brake and thrust bearing kit. Even after changing both of these the clip can still be a problem to getting on. You will need to use a small screwdriver to pull the transmission shaft down and get one side of the clip in at a time. It is slightly easier with 2 people, one pulling the shaft with a screwdriver and the other putting the clip on. The only problem, changing the brake requires a specialty tool which is about $100. The tool relieves the pressure of the brake spring which is somewhere between 200-400lbs pressure. You may want to call the local repairman on this one unless you don't mind spending this much on a tool and take precautions to relieve the spring correctly.

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