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 Posted: Sat Oct 16th, 2010 06:27 pm
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I am humbled to be here in such greatness of all.

Background: the Performa quit spinning (it's about 9 years old). Replaced the thrust bearing kit and tried it. It would spin unless I put pressure onto the center of the agitator (I thought this was a safety feature).

So it worked OK for light loads. Put in 4 -5 towels and the weight of them would prevent it from spinning. My next thought was since it was previously dragging on the braking mechanism, I should replace that.

I then put in the brake stator and rotor. It took all of my patience to get the E-clip back on (the thinner one). Obviously, still a grasshopper!

Ran the machine, it would spin (no brake squeal=good), however I could still get it to stop spinning if I put pressure onto the center of the agitator.

In my infant mind, it seems that when it goes into spin mode, the cams does not lift the shaft high enough from the braking mechanism and it drags.

I have the thinner of the two washers below the pulley. Putting the thicker one on would be impossible. Possibly go thinner? Or am I looking at transmission failure?

Again, not worthy to be here. Forever grateful and humbled by your wisdom.

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Sublime Master appl.tech has some sage pearls of wisdom on these contraptions. Come have a read==> http://applianceguru.com/forum2/26782.html

Here's some info on adjusting the brake==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/06/24/checking-and-adjusting-the-brake-in-a-maytag-mav-or-pav-top-loading-washer/



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Samurai Appliance Repair Man wrote: Sublime Master appl.tech has some sage pearls of wisdom on these contraptions. Come have a read==> http://applianceguru.com/forum2/26782.html

Here's some info on adjusting the brake==> http://fixitnow.com/wp/2010/06/24/checking-and-adjusting-the-brake-in-a-maytag-mav-or-pav-top-loading-washer/
I have previously read the post that describes brake adjustment. The washer I have is within the two marks, but very close to the "minimum" side. Presently the .032 washer is on the shaft and if I read the instructions correctly, to get the cam more to the "middle" of the two marks a thinner washer is needed and that isn't an option (since I am already using the thin one).

The top link describes a similar situation but a little different. In that case, the washer needed weight in it to spin. In my case, weight causes it to not spin.

I do have the transmission with the ten year warranty. Would my symptoms justify a service call hoping that the tranny is bad? A service call plus labor? Or cut my losses and put a RIP on this one?

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i would say so...

I work for A&E Factory Service and we charge $129.00 flat here in southern california and most techs carry your tranny on the truck. your area may be 120 or 135 not sure. 1-800-905-9505

worth the 129.00?? yes, you already put in the other parts that i would have suggested while i was at your home so go for it! its worth it if you get a few more years out of it.



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