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MVWB400VQ0 Maytag Bravo 300 Washer - Bearing piece stuck

Michelle A

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I have a Maytag Bravo 300 washer and I am replacing the bearings. I am very handy and I use to sell appliance parts. So far it was very easy and I had no problem taking the machine apart and removing the bottom bearing. When it came to removing the top bearing it fell apart due to rust. The problem I found was the outter piece of the top bearing stayed wedged inside the outter plastic tub. I sprayed WD40 around this piece hoping it will seep through and I can somehow jimmy it out. Does anyone here have some helpful tips on how to pry it out and off the plastic tub? I hope someone has some good tips. Thank you
 

Michelle A

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Can you take a couple pics and post them here?
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Michelle A

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Where my finger is pointing is the outer piece of the top bearing that is stuck. The top, bottom and inside the bearing broke in pieces. The next picture where I am pointing shows where it is wedged and stuck. I even tried a dremel and that didnt cut through.

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Dan O.

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How are you installing the bearing?

Can the new bearing be pressed in from the opposite side and in doing so, push the stuck piece out?

Here's the recommended tool:
Bearing Tool


Alternately it might be possible to chill the metal ring to shrink it a bit, possibly enough to unstick it. Have any liqiid nitrogen hanging around?


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Michelle A

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Sorry I dont have any nitrogen but I am sure I can think of something. Yes Im using the bearing tool. Thank you for your help. Be safe with all the craziness regarding corona virus.
 

Jake

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If all else fails you'd need to replace the outer tub assembly.

Here it is for your model:
Outer tub and drive shaft assembly


This assembly includes the shaft, bearings & shaft seal in the bottom of the tub as an assembly.

Jake
 

Michelle A

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I went out and bought some PB Blaster and sprayed the area. I also have it on ice to shrink the metal. If that doesn't work, I will come to the conclusion that the piece of damaged bearing got heated and melted into the plastic outer tub. Therefore my choice is buy a new outer tub or a new washer. A part like this is impossible to get loose or removed. Now I know why most appliance repair men hate doing bearing. Lol.
 

Jake

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Yes, when I was a YOUNG appliance repairman at 22 I didn't mind doing bearings, now that I'm almost 55 I do mind. LOL

Jake
 

Jake

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Just barely!!! LOL

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