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Member Since 25 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Mar 25 2012 09:40 PM

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Speed Queen washer (AWM593W2) brake replacement

25 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

I've got a Speed Queen (AWM593W2) washer that has recently started leaking onto the floor from somewhere inside. I took the front off, hooked up my trouble light and ran a load on the extra large setting. As soon as it began agitating I saw water dripping from the top edge of the drum. After a bit of research online I decided that the brakes must be shot and need replacing. Just to confirm, I ran a smaller load on the medium setting and got zero leakage. Confident in my diagnoisis, I started looking around for brakes which leads us to my question: which brakes are the right brakes?

This site suggests this part which consist of 3 pads, some special screws and some rubber grommets.

Sears Parts Direct promises that this part will work and warns me that it's a subsitution for part number R9900474. My concern is that this part looks completely different.

Lastly, once I do figure out which brakes to buy, what am I getting myself into? Section 8-7 on this page (which shows the 3 pad brake setup) says that it's possible to replace them without pulling the drum but is somewhat vague on the details. Any suggestions or pointers?

thanks in advance


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