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Atlantis MAV7700 When the agitator begins to spin, it makes a very loud noise. When it's shut off, it makes a grinding/clunking sound. We can't figure out how to get the lid off either. The sound is almost like something is caught on the outside of the drum.

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Got to take front cover of washer to get  at the screws to take out... to get lid to lift up

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