washer ajitater adheisive for splined rubber thing??

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I need HELP!! The washing machine isn't working properly. The splined rubber (?) thing that translates the movement of the washer shaft to the ajitater has become loose on the shaft, and consequently , the wash comes out soaked , rather than washed. I've tried super glue, epoxies, etc., nothing seems to hold this thing to the shaft for more than half a load. My question is WHAT do I need to do to fix this. The washer works fine except for this. What super chemical do I need to get to fix this. Please is there a maytag man out there somewhere, Thanks in advance, Bill& MarySue

-- william vanfossan (van37725@yahoo.com), April 25, 2002


I don't think I understand what you are trying to say. Not that my washer knowledge is too great either. Do you mean the big screw..thing...ie is loose. Can you tighten it ?? Maybe you could stop at a used machine store and get their advice. If not....get yourself a wringer washer that will last ..forever !! Good Luck !!

-- Helena (windyacs@npacc.net), April 25, 2002.

If it is a Maytag washer, then is the rubber spline damaged? You should never need any glue to hold the agitator on. If the rubber isn't damaged, then maybe the agitator is. When you put the agitator onto the rubber splined shaft, you have to make sure your getting the splines lined up just right before putting downward pressure on the agitator, then push till the agitator snaps into place. If you can't get it to snap into place, then either the rubber or the agitator will have to be replaced.

-- Paul Martin (rpm44@centurytel.net), April 26, 2002.

Paul is correct, either rubber part is damaged or agitator is. Only suggestions for temp repair is either shoe goo, or jam something between rubber and agitator opening.

Just think in 1936 when my Maytag wringer washer was made, Maytag actually had this problem solved. The shaft was heavy steel round shaft about 1 inch diameter and was length of the dolly (agitator). Squared off at top. Dolly was aluminum and fit down on this square. No splines, no rubber sleeves, no plastic, no hassle. It was a lifetime design. Unfortunately starting with post WWII models, they went to plastic dollies and short splined shafts. You could expect to start buying a replacement dolly every now and again when the splines stripped out.

-- HermitJohn (Hermit@hilltop_homestead.zzn.com), April 26, 2002.

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