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A screeching sound during agitation cycle only.

My Maytag Performa washer PAVT920AWW has a screeching noise during the agiataion cycle only. I checked the belt, but it looks ok. When I turn the belt one way it makes no sound, but when I turn the belt the other way a similar screeching sound comes from around the agitator pulley area, not the pump area. Any ideas?

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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.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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