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komputodo posted a topic in DIY Appliance Repair HelpOn my old whirlpool diect drive coupler washer, I have a problem I can't figure out. After the pause from agitating and it starts to drain, it immediately starts spinning while draining. If I hold the tub at the start, it drains normally but when i let it go, it starts spinning. If i hold the tub more than 2 minutes or so, I think I smell a burning odor. I've swapped out the complete transmission and the timer with known good ones from my other machine and the same thing happens. The only thing left that I can think of is the brake but I'm not sure how that is supposed to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Hello, We have a Maytag Atlantis MAV9750AWW, and we have been having a problem recently with the spin cycle. During the period of time before this happened, the washer would make lots of noise during the spin cycle and would "walk" around the room sometimes because of how off balance it was. The brake would also squeak after the spin cycle was ended. Now, the washer now agitates correctly, but will no longer spin or would spin very slowly. Upon disassembly the brake seemed to have been stuck engaged, since the pulley wheel would not disengage it when turning it counterclockwise but would agitate when being turned clockwise. When removing the brake the tub would spin freely, so we ruled out the bearings being the cause. We attempted to replace the snubber ring (old one was almost completely gone) and transmission pulley assembly in the unit. We were unable to finish installing the transmission pulley assembly because the included washer would not fit with the e-clip no matter how much we tried to raise the transmission shaft up (using flathead screwdriver). We were able to install it without the washer but it seemed to be very tight and even forcing the cam to turn to raise up would not disengage the brake. After messing around with the transmission some more we sort of gave up since we didn't want to replace the entire transmission and didn't have the bearing removal tool for the unit to remove it. It seems that the problem is that the brake will not disengage because the transmission is locked up? If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Also, if anyone knows where to get the special Maytag repair tools that would be great, since they don't seem to be available anymore. I have the washer's repair manual and can post it here if it would help out with repairing this problem. Thanks, - John