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Maytag Performa pav2300 spins slow does not agitate

Cant remember how old the machine is but recently it stopped agitating, and will spin slowly for awhile then stop all together. The belt is intact and has minimal slack. When I rotate the pully underneath it moves the basket but when i rotate the pully in reverse the basket doesnt move. ( I read that the motor goes in one direction for spin and reverse for agitating) Ive read a few forums and answers but am confused about what it might be. The basket moves with some force when the lid is open and the dial is on spin, but it does not spin freely. What next?

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My performa 2300 makes a loud screech when it stops spinning. What is going on?

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Re: Maytag Performa pav2300 spins slow does not agitate

Are you missing any sox? you might have a sock (or other garment) wedged between the inner and outer tub.

Posted on Jun 22, 2007

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