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Maytag top load clothes washer tub spins hard

Wife sez belt was smoking. Took off belts, front cover and lifted top. Tub turns hard. How do I get inner tub free to check for something around shaft?

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Hi, You can unsnap the plastic splash ring and see if something is between the tubs. The inner tub turns rather hard anyways. The agitator might have a 1/4" screws in the side of it to hold it onto the shaft of the transmission. If not, just pull the agitator up real hard.
Under the agitator is a spanner nut that holds the inner tub in place. I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Smell like rubber when began wash

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