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Maytag atlantis washer model# mav6451aww

I have 2 problems.

1- when the washer is workinig it makes noise; it made noise when we first got it but left it alone and works fine, what is causing that noise? Can i fix it? What part do i need?

2-Now when we wash the knob does not turn (timer) and the washer just turn forever so we turn it off because it get hot and smells like burn, can i fix the knob not turning? What part do i need?

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  • azar34 Nov 20, 2007

    I am having the same is making a roaring noise. The spin cycle works fine, no issues...but after it fills with water and starts the agitation makes a noise.

  • iamanewbie Nov 20, 2007

    when the washer turns it squeaks.

  • iamanewbie Nov 20, 2007

    When the washer was working it makes squeaking noise only when turning (washing) the washer spins no noise.

  • iamanewbie Nov 20, 2007

    when the washer was working it makes a squeaking noise when turning ( washing) spinning no noise its fine;what part do i need to repair the squeaking noise?

  • edziu Nov 27, 2007

    When the washer is in the agitation cycle is sounds like tumbling rocks under the machine, but it is fine during the spin cycle. The washer level side to side and front to back.



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Your first question I need a little more information. What kind of noise is it? Is it a squeek, or a roar, or like rocks in the tub? The second answer is more than likely a timer problem. This part (Maytag # 22004189) costs around $60 to $75 depending on where you live. Run that part number through eBay for special deals sometimes for those parts. Be sure you find out what that noise is first. If you have a transmission or bearing going bad, that could be a costly repair. Let me know what that noise sounds like, and we'll go from there. Jim

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    James Greene Nov 21, 2007

    Ok, thanks for the information. Do you know how o remove the front cover? If not, write me back. Sounds like a loose belt or motor pivot issue. The motors on these are susposed to move slightly while in agitation. They are on a sliding plate that moves forward and back depending on belt tension. If this plate is tight or bound-up it will squeek or cause the belt to squeek. You can actually get to this from underneith. FIRST, UNPLUG THE UNIT PLEASE. Lift the unit up and prop it against the wall. Put something strong under the unit to keep it from falling on you. You will see the motor pully in the corner. Grab it and try to slide it around a little bit. Spray some WD-40 or other type lube on the sliding system, plates, and bolts. Look for rust and clean everything off the system. Try that and see if it helps. If not, give me a write back, and we'll go from there.


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