Maytag Atlantis, No Spin, bearing or brake?

varontron

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Hi there,

I have disassembled my Atlantis MAVT734EWW, after lengthy review of these forums, because it wouldn't spin, but would agitate.

I am confident to conclude the problem was caused to the brake failing to disengage. But what was the cause of this condition?

I find that I have a metal thrust bearing in my pulley assembly, yet all the kit photos show what appears to be a nylon bearing, and no metal bearing. <http:>

When retrieving the parts from the pully assembly, it certainly appears as though some nylon bushing or similar part had been ground down. This part was on the upper side of the pulley wheel. It certainly could have been this nylon bearing or bushing.

</http:> Inside the brake housing was black residue.

<http:>So, my question is: how to tell if the brake failing to disengage was caused by the brake itself, or by the pulley assembly failing, or both.

Do I replace the pulley assembly, brake assembly, both?

Also, what is the fluid capacity of the transmission, and can I substitute any particular gear oil for the brand name?

Thanks!
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varontron

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Thanks for the help with the thrust bearing.

Jake said:
Your transmission should never need oil, unless its been leaking out alot, like a big puddle of oil on your floor.
Jake


Well...I'm pretty sure I'm going to need oil, having taken apart the tranny! ;)

But I needed to know how it worked...you know how it is (right?...I hope.)

Seriously, I couldn't get my head around the dual-action drive shaft. Now that I see how it works, I'm much happier, hopefully I don't need to replace the unit.

So, about the gear oil...what type/how much should I need?

Thanks again!
 

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Well, I'm afraid I have bad news, See when you make a living fixing appliances everyday for a living, getting involved inside the inner workings of the transmission is something we don't do, mainly because of time constraints, we always just order the complete transmission assembly.

So, In my 19 years of appliance work, I have never got inside a transmission, so I have no idea about oil, gears, etc.

Sorry I couldn't help ya.:(

Maybe another Tech. or Member can help you out.

Jake
 
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