Question about Maytag Atlantis MAV6000 Top Load Washer
Over the past few weeks I have noticed a loud clicking noise during the spin cycle. Last night I removed the front cover to inspect the insides. I didn't see anything obvious, I also tilted the washed back and inspected the belt. I removed the belt and hand spun the pulleys both the Larger basin pulley then the water pump pulley, both seem to move freely in both directions without any noticeable restrictions or sounds. I then removed the plactic dust cap from the bottom of the larger basin pulley and there were no shavings to indicate any damage. I then put the washer back down and stared a load with the cover off. I advanced the timmer to speed up the test, and again the loud clicking but I cannot locate it. Now , here is what I am thinking, maybe the water pump. The water pump has a somewhat clear top, and I can watch the water flow throughout the spin cycle. The clicking starts when the water is flowing through and just when the pump starts to cloud up with soap residue, or the tub is empty, the clicking start to fad and the silent. The rest of the spin cycle is quite. Any Ideas??
You may have something caught in the pump impeller. I have found nails, screws, drill bits, paper clips and other small items that some how make their way past the wash tub and into the drain line. I would inspect the drain pump. Remove as much water as you can. Using a wet/dry shop vac to pull water through the drain hose is the best way to drain all residual water from the pump and drain lines. Remove the inlet line first and inspect the pump impeller. Chances are, you have something stuck causing the impeller to rub against it. If this has gone on too long, you may have some damage to the pump. I hope this is helpful to you.
Posted on Jul 06, 2007
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