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Post# 908462   11/25/2016 at 15:21 (511 days old) by s2vrl (massachusetts)        

this machine is from the 1970's. It has served us very well, but now it shakes violently on spin. I have a damper pad kit, but need to get adhesive, so please recommend that. ALSO, I the three big suspension springs may need replacement. Where to get them? Do I need a brake wrench to get at the damper pads? many thanks

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Post# 908503 , Reply# 1   11/25/2016 at 23:24 (510 days old) by combo52 (Beltsville,Md)        
Maytag Damper Repair.

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You will not need new springs.


You also do not need the brake removal to remove the brake assembly, just take a vice-grip pliers and clamp it on the edge and hit it with a hammer, this works much better than the silly brake tool.


However you may need to replace the aluminum damper if the damper pads are completely gone and the polished aluminum surface has gotten scored and rough.


Post# 908519 , Reply# 2   11/26/2016 at 02:27 (510 days old) by Sbond22 (Grove City, Fl. USA)        
So does Alabama.

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Alabama Shakes.

Post# 908693 , Reply# 3   11/27/2016 at 10:25 (509 days old) by s2vrl (massachusetts)        
aluminum damper

the springs do look sturdy. I will disassemble to check/change damper pads. Where do you suggest I look for an aluminum damper, if this needs replacement? I may post photo of innards once I disassemble. thanks

Post# 908794 , Reply# 4   11/27/2016 at 23:51 (508 days old) by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        
I found this thread

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from Red Carpet Drew

as well as the one below from a few years ago.


Post# 908958 , Reply# 5   11/29/2016 at 06:00 (507 days old) by s2vrl (massachusetts)        
May tag A207 shakes

these links are very helpful. Many thanks.

Post# 913639 , Reply# 6   1/2/2017 at 14:10 (473 days old) by s2vrl (massachusetts)        
belts need replacing

the damper pads are installed. I am letting the adhesive set up overnight before lubing them and re-assembling. Belts want replacing. One says Maytag 2-11125-4A 4-L W
the other one says Maytag 2-11124-4B 2-M Y
Do new belts need to have exactly the same markings? Thanks, m

Post# 913670 , Reply# 7   1/2/2017 at 17:24 (473 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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I believe they come as a set. Used to be 2-111245

Post# 914040 , Reply# 8   1/4/2017 at 22:40 (470 days old) by Dustin92 (Jackson, MI)        

Make sure you get GENUINE Maytag belts, off branded belts won't work well, definitely worth the few extra $.

Post# 914145 , Reply# 9   1/5/2017 at 16:29 (470 days old) by eronie (Flushing Michigan)        

Clutching drive belts work for me.

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