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Maytag Performa Washer won't spin. Bought new bearing kit. Removed pulley and thrust bearing. New bearing is different from the one I took off. It's encapsulated with spacer. Not enough room to put it all back together. I can push brake up by prying a ***** driver between brake and bottom of support panel but this takes some force, Stuck on what to do next.

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    Ratray Mar 13, 2008

    Finally got it on. Tight fit. Couldn't line up adjustment marks because it wants a thinner bearing and there isn't one thinner then the one I put on. Close though. Put it back together and tried it. Spins again! Tried a wash, works great except now it makes a kind of grinding noise on the clockwise agitator stroke!

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    i have a maytag mavt546eww we replaced the Thumb bearing and pulley and the brake still dont release

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    maytag mavt546eww replaced pulley and thrust bearing now there not enough shaft to put flat washers on to adjust.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    after putting on new thrust bearing kit both flat washers are still to thick for cam.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Whirlpool washer putting on new brake cam lever no room to put the c-clip back on need help



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Thinkin your installng a new thrust bearing kit?? new one is different(actually better not as many washers). Laying this unit on its back or even side will alleviate some of that tension your experiencing. My problem is always trying to fit the E-clip back on after installing the pulley. Turnin the pulley i beleive clockwise will engage the brake and give you a little more play in the shaft. i usually get that clip on slightly and then grab and squeeze on with pliers

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