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Maytag top load washer growls like its skipping teeth/gears while agitating.

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Maytag does not use a motor coupling between the drive motor and transmission. It is BELT driven. Know your appliances before giving improper advice.

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Hello tomlyoung59

it sounds like the coupling between the transmission and the agitator is bad . You know the transmissions now a days have plastic gears in them and if you continue to use it may blow the transmission!
Speed queen is the only one I know with stainless steel parts in the trans and only 6 moving parts in the trans too.

How old is the washer?

If the appliance is 10 years old or more you it may not be advisable to put good money into bad!
New appliances are so much more efficient today that they can save you a lot of money in energy!
Water,Electric and detergent! And put money back in your pocket!
The new appliance will pay for itself in only a few years!


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Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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