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Maytag washer pav2300aww noises in spin

Following a recommended test I went to spin and tried to hold the basket The noise was supposed to stop if it was the spin bearing.The noise continued. I than went to agitate and the agitate froze up I removed the belt and found the pump frozen. The bearing was canted but I found nothing wrong with the impeller. With the washer in the upright position the tub was difficult to turn. I turned the washer on its side and turned the pulley and it turned easily. I am reluctant to buy a new pump if there is another problem. Can you think of any further tests.

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I AM NOT A MECHANIC, BUT I CAN TELL BY READING YOUR PROBLEM IS THAT YOU NEED A NEW PUMP. IF IT ISN'T YOUR BELT, THEN YOU MAY NEED TO BUY A NEW PUMP. CALL AROUND AND ASK HOW MUCH THEY ARE. GOOD LUCK. HOW OLD IS YOUR WASHER?
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