Question about Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Doesnt agitate and there is a gronding noise during wash and spin

Maytag HAV2357AWW. Disassembled agitator evrything looked ok. When I turn the belt underneath counter clockwise the moter thing turns clockwise. When I turn the belt clockwise nothing happens. I havent been able to see the moter thing go counter clockwise. At some point doesnt it have to go that way to agitate? Please help.

Posted by on

  • Donna Carter Dec 07, 2008

    The tub fills with water and then everything just stops-no agitation, no draining. Any ideas?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 217 Answers

A common problem with noises from washing machines has been the under wire that may come out of small clothes. In the washer they can get stuck in one of the inner basket holes and make a scrapping noise, they can actually make there way into the pump and jam the pump, or make a terrible noise when the pump is running. Grab a flash light and have a peek inside the washer for this. Front load washers seem very common to this happen! If the tiny cloth  is showing signs of fraying, may be best not to wash it in the washing machine, replace the cloth.


Maytag Dependable care washer.....Locate a 1/4 inch screw on the side of the agitator, ( about 3/4 of the way down) remove this screw and lift up on the agitator...picture.
 
Maytag Atlantis, Norge, Performa by Maytag.....Remove the cap and softener dispenser by pulling it off and locate the agitator bolt, remove bolt and lift up on the agitator...picture.


Water level controls - The water level control is also know as a pressure switch, this is where you set the water level ( small - medium - large ). The water level control is responsible to shut off the power to the fill valve and direct that power to the timer so the washing machine can start up. The WLC has electrical contacts in it that sends power to the fill valve and when the WLC is satisfied the water level is correct the electrical contacts open power to the fill valve and send the power to the timer and the washer starts. Picture of this here. How the water level control knows when it is time to shut the water off is, a air tight hose runs from the outer washer tank to the water level control. As the water fills the outer tank air is pushed up the hose, depending on which setting you have made ( small- medium - large ) is takes a certain amount of this pressure to make the WLC cycle over and shut off the water and send this power to the timer. If this hose develops a leak or a pin hole the washer can over fill as the WLC may not be able to shut the water off. The water level control can also break down and allow the washer to over fill as well.
Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter. Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter. Testing a  water level control or a fill valve can be done by using a ohm meter or a volt meter.
A couple of tips from readers (Thankx!! ):
~ If you have a loose hose on the water level control or tank end, use a plastic wire tie to help hold the hose tighter and make a tight fit.
~ The water level tube (tube that runs from the square box), access panel on the outer drum where the bleach tube also ends) from the pressure sensor switch (front panel) can become clogged.  Or the two holes from the outer tub into this square box panel on the outside of the outer tub can become clogged. Either clog, I am told by my help repair guy can cause the sensor to think that there is still too much water in the tub and so will not allow motor to activate spin.
~ If the water level control contact is bad, it may also stop the filling ok, but not tell the washer to start agitating.
 


Posted on Nov 29, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Installed new belts, machine will not agitate


Transmission is bad. The transmission is not used during a spin but it is used during agitation. Check your warranty, the transmission maybe covered for 10 years for parts only and 5 years for parts and labor

Jun 16, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Maytag Atlantis 6451 noise when on and agitator doesn't work.


it does sound like a bad motor.
they are rather expensive on that machine,
you would be looking at 300 or so

May 28, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6451 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

A screeching sound during agitation cycle only.


sounds like a bad clutch. check the transmission out for ware and inspect the clutch as well. make sure the brake is not dragging as well.

May 22, 2009 | Maytag Washing Machines

1 Answer

Maytag Atlantis 7700 - Noisy agitation/wash cycle from motor


Your drive motor may be fine. Check the water pump that is located in the back behind the small metal door on the left bottom corner and see if thats where your noise/water is coming from. These extraction pumps have bearings casing that gets mangled and locked up. Look right above the flywheel that the belt rides on in the W-pump.

May 09, 2009 | Maytag Atlantis MAV6451 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washing machine was making noise when agitating & spinning


This sure sounds like a bad transmission. Turn the transmission by hand to feel and listen to it. It should be smooth and quiet.

May 04, 2009 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Maytag SAV 3652 AWW Washer: During spin cycle, burning smell occurred while making unusual noise. (For months, major squeaking during agitation).


Bad water pump. Replace water pump.tip machine back,Look under machine, remove belt, turn pump by hand, if not spinning freely replace pump.

Mar 23, 2009 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Machine does not agitate, will spin and rinse including.


Yes, transmission. this is under ten year manuf. warr.

Feb 01, 2009 | Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Maytag top load performa, put clothes in , fill up and now the agitator is noisey, looked under washer belt appears to be loose 2-3 inches in play, should I replace belt,or something else to repair noise...


thats normal tension on the belt if the agitator is making noise the cams within the agitator are worn (loud clicking or popping noise during wash) the agitator will need to be replaced

Dec 15, 2008 | Maytag HAV2558 Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Washing machine won't agitate.


Depending on type of washer, typical top load Maytag, motor turns in opposite direction for wash and spin. Your problem will no doubt be the transmission.

Nov 01, 2008 | Washing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer Logo

452 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Maytag Washing Machines Experts

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Al Clark

Level 2 Expert

290 Answers

Todd Marr
Todd Marr

Level 2 Expert

77 Answers

Are you a Maytag Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...