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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Here's the same advice I gave another person with a similar problem to yours. The squealing can be caused by the brakes, or a worn snubber. It's usually a combination of BOTH. Since you may have to take the to disassemble the unit to repair, it only makes sense to replace the snubber as well. The part costs less than $10 in most cases.
The following link explains the problem you are having with your Maytag:
It is common for the brakes on Maytag top loaders to wear and make noise, as well, as the snubber. There is a helpful tip that you can try to quieten the noise if it is the snubber by using corn starch. DO NOT oil it, or lubricate with any petroleum based products! This will ruin the unit and actually make the problem worse. NOTE: If the snubber is excessively worn, it was also cause vibration on the spin cycle.
If the brakes are worn, however, you can put a light film of oil on the brake pad. It is common for the pad to collect moisture in humid and damp climates and start to squeak against the brake stator. The brake pad consists of a rotor with a leather edge (pad). The leather can absorb moisture and begin to squeak against the brake stator. Oiling it slightly will get rid of the noise.
Confused? If you have questions, please let me know. I hope you find this information useful.
NOTE: There is a follow-up comment at the bottom of the link I provided from another user. The method this person used to release the tension on the brake can save you from having to purchase the brake release tool.
NOTE: You cannot access the brake pad or snubber by simply removing the front of the washer. You can SEE them, but you won't have full access until you disassemble the washer as outlined in the link I provided.
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
WHICH PULLEY FELL OFF YOU HAVE 3 OF THEM ONE IS A "IDLER PULLEY FOR DRIVE BELT" ANOTHER IS "PLASTIC HELIX, TRANSMISSION DRIVE PULLEY" AND LASTLY IS "PULLEY FOR TRANSMISSION DRIVE" GO TO www.repairclinic.com ENTER MODEL NUMBER AND SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE RED 100 CLICK IT AND LOOK FOR PARTS 550204, 889619, AND 889618. YOU MAY HAVE TO WORK ON THIS FROM THE BOTTOM TO GET TO THE PULLEY. IF YOU HAVE A MECHANICALLY INCLINED FRIEND, IMPLORE HIM OR HER TO HELP YOU UNLESS YOU CAN GET THE TUB OUT AND WORK YOUR WAY DOWN
Posted on Apr 18, 2009
you have a broken coupler...this is a plastic and rubber part that connects the motor to the transmission. A $20 part
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Posted on Apr 29, 2009
If it has a belt try loosening the belt and see if the transmission and pump will turn and are not stuck.
If they are they will have to be replaced. Try the motor and see if it turns freely with the belt loose or off. If they all turn freely check motor.
Posted on Jun 10, 2009
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