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 Posted: Mon Jun 13th, 2005 01:05 pm
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Budget Appliance Repair


Joined: Sat Apr 2nd, 2005
Location: Eureka, California USA
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I've never worked on the center seal or bearing on this newer style Maytag/Norge machine, so don't really know how that all comes apart.

You haven't said if you've looked for signs of leakage at the top of the transmission, if you don't see any signs of leakage you don't need to tear any further into it before correctly verifying that the pulley/cam is releasing the brake.

You have kind of the idea how the pulley cam system works, but not quite correct. The shaft has nothing to do with it, the pulley actually rides up the cam pushing the thrust washers tight against the brake and then up far enough to release the brake. You really can't tell by just looking without a new one to compare with the old if the cam ramps are worn down or not. It only takes about 1/16" to 1/8" wear before they won't work correctly.

That is what I was trying to explain in my first post, a way to temporily fix this to see if the worn cam was your problem:

If the ramp on the pulley/cam has worn down you can do a tempory fix by installing a thicker or extra washer between part ref# 4 and 6 to compansate for the worn cam ramp. Also check all parts in ref#24 to make sure all thrust washer and bearings are intact.
Did you take the front off the washer and try to turn the transmission while you were turning the pulley in the spin direction?

William Burk (Willie)
Willie's Budget Appliance Repair
Eureka, CA 95501