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MVWC565FW2 Maytag washer while cleaning foul odor found rusted agitator shaft

EH57

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MVWC565FW2
Brand
Maytag
Age
1-5 years
I have taken apart my washer because it has foul odor. While cleaning I found the agitator shaft rusted and poor shape. I cleaned the smell but want to know if I need to replace this part before proceeding? Also what caused it so I can prevent this happening in the future?
 

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Jake

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You can fist use a wire brush to clean all the corrosion and rust off both of them, if that doesn't solve it, then you'd need to replace the agitator and transmission(gearcase).

Here's the agitator for your model: W11550891 Agitator

Here's the transmission(gearcase) for your model: W11454734 Gearcase

Also what caused it so I can prevent this happening in the future?
You can try to spray a corrosion inhibitor or any kind of metal protectant on the transmission(gearcase) shaft to prevent this in the future.

Jake
 

Jake

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Anytime!

Jake
 
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