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Disassembly; Suspension Housing; Brake Assembly - Maytag Performa DLW231 Series Service Manual

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BRAKE ASSEMBLY

The brake assembly is located inside the
domed area of the suspension housing
and consists of the following compo-
nents: brake spring retainer, brake
spring, rotor and lining assembly, and
the brake stator.
The brake assembly, as well as the snub-
ber, is held in position by the brake stator
which is secured to the underside of the
suspension housing by six (6) mounting
screws.
Spring pressure forces the rotor and
lining assembly down on the brake stator
and prevents the transmission from
turning during agitation.
As stated previously, the drive pulley and
cams provide a cam action which raises
the drive pulley during the counterclock-
wise (spin) direction of the motor. When
the drive pulley hub travels upward, it
compresses the brake spring and moves
the rotor and lining assembly up the drive
tube disengaging it from the stator. The
transmission is now free to spin.
Splines in the brake rotor hub mesh with
splines on the drive tube end to provide
positive vertical movement for the rotor
and lining assembly. The splines are
greased for ease of movement.
CAUTION
The brake assembly has a compres-
sive spring force of approximately
200 pounds. See the following in-
structions for disassembly.

DISASSEMBLY:

1. Disconnect the unit from the power
source.
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2. Remove the drive pulley and cam
components as previously de-
scribed.
3. Using brake removal tool number
35-2442, proceed as follows:
• Pull out and remove "U" retainer
from tool.
• Slip the splined end of the drive
shaft into hole located in the tool
inner plunger.
• Looking at the side of the tool,
align slots on tool barrel and holes
in tool plunger between splines
and chamfered shoulder of shaft.
• Slip "U" retainer through tool slots
and holes capturing the drive
shaft behind the chamfered shoul-
der.
NOTE: Be sure "U" retainer is
completely through both sides of
tool.
• Tighten tool nut to compress
brake spring until transmission
turns freely.
• Remove the six (6) screws which
secure the brake stator and snub-
ber to the underside of the sus-
pension housing.
• Loosen tool nut until the brake
spring reaches its free length.
• Remove "U" retainer from tool and
remove tool from drive shaft.
• Remove brake components.
SECTION 6.
TRANSMISSION AND RELATED COMPONENTS
© 2004 Maytag Services
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