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Maytag Performa is siezing up

I put a load in tonight and it started making a rough sound.  First thing that comes to mind is that it sounded like a bearing, but I'm no expert. Proven by what I did next...

I let it keep running. Thinking maybe it just had something that was in it and it would work itself out.  I know, bad idea. Well, almost half way though the spin cycle I heard it come to a halt and start a high pitch whistle sound. I immediatley turned it off. Thinking the worst I waited a couple minutes and turned it back on just for a split second to make sure it didn't lock up. It started to turn with the same growling sound so I switched it off.

Can anyone give me an idea of what it might be and if I could fix it myself?

Thank you!

 

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  • bowyorang Oct 24, 2007

    Thanks Mike!

    I checked it out and it looks like the pulley underneath the water pump is fried! It had some kind of metal sleeve inbetween the pulley and pump that looks chewed up. It also looks like the pulley on the motor kept turning while the pump locked the belt up and chared the inside of the motor pulley with belt material.

    I have ordered a new pump assembly and motor pulley that will hopefully be here by the end of the week and I'll let you know what happens!

    Thanks again for your help!

    Micah

  • ron1948 Nov 13, 2007

    How do you remove the pulleys and the belt?

  • ron1948 Nov 13, 2007

    I failed to mention that mine is PAV2000AWW.

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You should be able to find out what it is easily enough. Unplug the machine and slide it out enough to be able to tip it back so that you can get to the belt and pulleys underneath. Remove the belt and turn the water pump and transmission pulleys by hand. Be sure to turn the transmission pully both directions.(it is the large one) The most likely thing you will find is a problem with the water pump. It could just have something in it that you can clean out or it may need replacing. Post back with what you find out and I will try to help you decide if it is something you can repair yourself.

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

  • Michael  Lindley
    Michael Lindley Oct 23, 2007

    Just wanted to follow up on your washer and see if you need further assistance.



    Thanks/Mike

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