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Maytag washer SE7800 started squealing during spin cycle and smell of burning. It is 18 years old - never a problem. What is likely problem?

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SOURCE: loud squeal during wash and spin cycles, maytag atlantis washer

Squealing normal occurs due to belt slippage. I would check your belts (look for cracks. Check the belt tension as well, most washers have an adjustment, normally on the motor that allows you to increase the tension of the belt.

If part of a belt gets torn and it is long enough, it will hit any part of the washing machine within range and make a clicking noise at every revolution of the motor.

I am pretty sure you need new belts. You should be able to remove a few screws and open the back cover. Between the pulleys there is a tensioner...loosen that so you can remove the belt easily. replace it with a new belt and adjust the tension.

hope this helps

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Washer will not spin

Pull the unit forwardand lean it back about 45 degrees. You'll have to play with it a bit, but once it's far enough out, it will lean back without you having to hold it. Remove and inspect the belt(s) are they in good condition? Next, check the pulleys (wheels) underneath. Do they turn? One is for your pump, one is for your transmission and one is for the motor. (in case one doesn't turn, you'll know what portion needs to be worked on). Also check the track on your pulley the belt sits in. Is it dammaged or worn?

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Legacy top load washer is SMOKING!

this is a bogus website that is trying to push smelly washer product....no real fixes and there are other products out there for less just use bleach first

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Washer HAV2558AWW loud noise during spin

May be the bearing in your direct drive shaft. If washer is a belt drive, the belt could be frayed

Posted on Nov 17, 2009

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SOURCE: washing machine makes squealing noise during the

when belt was changed did you find the old belt to be oiley . it maybe leaking oil from trans . and the belt will keep failing till oil leak is corrected.. mm

Posted on Dec 14, 2009

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