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An item fell between the inner tub and outer tub. Need to remove inner tub to retrieve item.

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Grinding noises are bad. If you are lucky, you got an item (like an underwire support from a bra) between the inner and outer tub, which may be removed through the heater or drain openings in the tub. If you are un-lucky, your rear tub seal failed, causing the rear bearing to fail, or the shaft broke loose from the 3 arms of the spider which drives the inner wash tub. Either of those things is $$$ and a lot of work to repair, involving removal of the outer drum, seperation of the outer drum halves, and repair. (translation: minimum 2 hours labor if you've ever done one before)

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly.

Nice to see there are some A series washer still in service. Ok here goes on the what can cause this problem list.

1. The iiner wash tub.
a. Some one with small fingers needs to feel in between the outer tub cover and and the inner wash tub for missing chunks of the top of the wash tub ring. It is filled with concrete FYI. If the tub corroded and it tossed a bit of the top balance ring you will always have an off balance condition in the spin cycle.
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A. New Tub Bearing
B. Mounting Stem
C. O-ring replaced on agitator shaft inside the transmission lower housing PN 2-10286
(^ ^ ^ ^ -- Must purchase transmission grease.
(there is the possibility that the Transmission drive gear would need replaced PN 2-10315)
D. Damper Pad Kit.
E. Motor mount spring and roller kit PN 2-5000
F. Both belts Items 18 and 19 this link:
G: Water injector kit.. No part number but still available.

I know this is probably a lot more information that you wanted but.. the bottom line is you own one of the "Cadillacs of Maytag." As long as the macine base and cabinet are in fair shape you can keep it in service with parts that are always available.

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Thanks for choosing FixYa,

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