Question about Maytag Washing Machines
To replace a transmission on a Maytag requires a few manufacture specific tools. When you get your transmission from either your local appliance parts store or on line from the manufacture, inside will be an instruction list on how to replace the transmission. On the front page of the directions, maytag includes the part numbers for thier specialty tools as well. The one you specifcally asker about is called a spring compressor tool. It is basically a long threaded bolt that will take the pressure off the 200 lbs spring underneath. And while I have seen people get them off (at great personal danger to themselves) without this tool, I have yet to see on go back together without one. But again, with most local appliance parts stores, if you ask for a maytag spring comperssor tool, they should know what you are talking about and might even have a tool loaner program. If you still have troubles, drop me a note back.
Posted on Jun 21, 2008
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If you have the topload maytag as listed, It is possible for a transmission to have both symptoms, but it doesn't usually happen as you describe. If something came apart inside the clutch causing the shaft to pull up and keep the brake released, but also allowed the clutch to slip, this is possible.
I would suspect a brake or thrust bearing or both before a transmission. If you are able to turn the basket easily by hand, the brake is not applying for some reason. The thrust bearing will wear down so that it doesn't completely release the brake causing a slow spin. I find these two parts to cause more trouble than transmissions, but I do find bad transmissions occasionaly also. Post back if you want to know how to check them.
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