Question about Maytag Atlantis MAV6451 Top Load Washer
Agitator won't move, repair person said sounds like one of the gears is stripped and that if we want to take it apart we can do it ourselves. How do we get to the gears? It is a Maytag top loader washing machine.
Just went through an agitator problem with my MAV7700AWW Atlantis. You are talking about the main (bottom) agitator, not the corkscrew part up top, right? If so, you can check this site to see how to access parts inside your washer. I found it very helpful: http://www.geocities.com/maytagrepairwasher/
I too, had visions of replacing stripped gears, but after searching the internet for a few days, decided to buy a new transmission, replace it, and then tear in to my old one and repair it and then have the original for a spare.
I found a NEW transmission and tub seal kit for under $120 including shipping to my door.
If you have an Atlantis, then the following information will be very helpful. Otherwise, you may find that you have a transmission that can be serviced more easily.
When I finally got the old transmission out I was very happy with my decision. I cannot see how it comes apart - no screws, bolts, clips, or clamps. It is an upper and lower half that appears to be gooped together by a blue sealant. The new transmission appears to have the halves crimped together - maybe it is a serviceable part, but it is not very user friendly.
If you decide to tackle the job, I can offer a few tips on alternative tools and also on disassembly of the brake.
Posted on Mar 12, 2008
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