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Washer is grinding and squealing when agitating and spinning

Have had my Maytag Performa washer for about 7 years. Has been great until now. When spinning or even agitating, high-pitched squeal/grinding noise. No rubber smell or black smoke like the others mentioned.

How do I diagnose this?  Some with similar problems have said to replace the pump for about $60 and is supposedly easy; others were advised to forget it.  How do I tell what is going on?

Thanks,
Karen

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  • Karen Doney Oct 02, 2008

    Turns out that I had run some shorts through that had a bunch of staples in the pocket that I had removed from my garden posts.  A couple of them had wormed their way under the agitator and were causing the friction/horrible noise.    I removed agitator and cleaned very well, and all better now!

  • Booter10 Oct 22, 2008

    I have the same issue and have checked the pump which seems to be ok. I have removed both the inner and outer tub, and the noise still persists. With the belt off the motor sounds fine, I suspect the transmission or a grinding brake but am unsure about how to verify.

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Hi ksdoney.

Chances are there is just something in the pmp if you take the 2 black hoses off the pump you will be able to see if there is anything in it. hope this helped

Brent

Posted on Sep 29, 2008

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