Maytag Washing Machine Transmission [Problems & Solutions]

This detailed guide gives you steps on how to replace your Maytag washing machine transmission…

How To Replace Maytag Washing Machine Transmission — Solved

To replace your Maytag washing machine transmission assembly, follow the steps below…

Step 1. In order to prevent any chances of leakage or electrocution, it is advised that you disconnect your washing machine from the outlet and shut the water supply faucets before starting this repair.

Step 2. Using pliers if needed, disconnect the COLD and HOT water supply hoses from the ports at the back of the cabinet (some water may spill out, so we recommend keeping a rag nearby).

Step 3. Place some tape on your washing machine’s lid to secure it. Use pliers to release the spring clamp holding the drain hose to the back of the cabinet. Disconnect the hose from the machine.

Step 4. Using a Torx-20 screwdriver or a 1/4 inch nut-driver, loosen the bolt holding the wiring and tube plate to the back of the cabinet. Take the plate off the machine and set it aside.

Step 5. Loosen the bolts at the back of the machine holding the top panel assembly. Lift the top panel and support it against a wall, or using a lanyard.

Step 6. Pry the cap off the agitator assembly, then take the filter out. Pry the tub cover off the assembly using a small flat-blade screwdriver.

Step 7. Loosen the bolt holding the agitator to the inner tub using a 7/16 inch socket wrench. Lift the agitator out of the tub, then set it aside.

Step 8. Take out the tub nut using a hammer and a tub nut wrench. Carefully lift the inner tub out of the cabinet and set it aside.

Step 9. Use a hammer to carefully knock the drive block off the transmission tube. Snap the top panel back onto the cabinet, then tighten the bolts at the back to secure it.

Step 10. With someone assisting you if needed, tip your washing machine backwards carefully, then lay it on the floor.

Step 11. With a 5/16 inch socket wrench, take out the screws holding the belt cover to the transmission plate. Take the cover off and set it aside.

Step 12. Unhook the drive belt from the motor pulley and transmission pulley. Set the drive belt aside.

Step 13. Unplug the wire harness attached to the drive motor. Using your 7/16 inch socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the motor assembly to the transmission plate. Lift the motor off and set it aside.

Step 14. Detach the connectors attached to the capacitor and shift actuator (make sure to note where each plug goes).

Step 15. With a 13mm socket wrench, take out the bolt holding the transmission pulley. Take the pulley off the shaft and set it aside.

Step 16. Loosen the screws holding the actuator and capacitor to the transmission plate using a 1/4 inch nut-driver. Take the capacitor and actuator off the plate and set them aside.

Step 17. Pry the splutch housing off the transmission assembly, then set it aside. Slide the basket drive gear and spring off the transmission shaft.

Step 18. Using your 7/16 inch socket wrench, take out the bolts holding the transmission assembly to the bottom of the tub. Detach the assembly from the outer tub, then set it aside.

Step 19. If needed, pull the old tub seal out of the opening at the bottom of the outer tub. Take your new washing machine transmission assembly out of its packaging.

Step 20. Position the new transmission assembly on the outer tub, then secure it by applying the bolts using your 7/16 inch socket wrench.

Step 21. Slide the spring and basket drive gear onto the transmission shaft. Snap the splutch housing onto the transmission shaft.

Step 22. Place the pulley wheel on the new transmission shaft, then secure it by applying the 13mm bolt.

Step 23. Mount the capacitor on the transmission plate, then secure it by applying the bolt with your nut-driver. Plug the wire harness into the capacitor.

Step 24. Mount the drive motor on the transmission plate, then apply the bolts to secure it. Reconnect the wire harness to the motor.

Step 25. Place the shift actuator on the plate, then secure it by applying the nut. Plug the connector back into the actuator.

Step 26. Loop the drive belt around the motor pulley and transmission pulley (ensure that the belt is turned with the grooved side facing inwards).

Step 27. Put the belt guard back in place, then apply the bolts to secure it. Get someone to help you lift your washing machine back onto its feet.

Step 28. Go to the back of the machine, then loosen the bolts holding the top panel. Lift the top panel and support it.

Step 29. Push the drive block onto the transmission shaft. Lower the inner tub onto the shaft, then secure it by applying the tub nut.

Step 30. Lower the agitator onto the shaft, then secure it by applying the 7/16 inch socket wrench. Put the filter into the agitator, then snap the cap on.

Step 31. Snap the tub cover onto the assembly. Lower the top panel onto the cabinet, then apply the screws at the back using a 1/4 inch socket wrench. Peel the tape of your washing machine’s lid.

Step 32. Put the wiring and tube guard back in place, then apply the bolt. Reconnect the main drain hose to the port at the back of the cabinet, then secure it by sliding the retaining clamp into place.

Step 33. Reconnect the HOT and COLD water supply hoses to the corresponding port (ensure that bot hoses are securely connected in order to prevent water leaks).

Step 34. Turn your washing machine’s water supply taps back on, then reconnect the power cord to the outlet. To ensure that everything works properly, test your washer by running a cycle.

Note: Please keep in mind that the steps above may vary a bit depending on the model of your washer.