Question about Maytag Performa PAV2200
THE MACHINE STARTED MAKING A GRINDING SOUND WHEN IT STARTED THE SPIN CYCLE. AFTER ABOUT 3 LOADS IT STARTED MAKING THE SOUND DURING THE WASH CYCLE ALSO. NOW IT WON'T SPIN AND SMELLS LIKE RUBBER BURNING. WHEN I MOVED IT OUT THERE ARE SMALL BLACK SHAVINGS UNDERNEATH IT.
The rubber smell is the belt from the motor to the tub. The grinding sound is/was the tension pulley that keeps the belt tight. The bearing on the pulley probably went out and now the belt is burning because of the friction of sliding around the pulley. The belt and the pulley need to be replaced. If you have the room, turn off and disconnect the hoses. Unplug the electrical cord from the wall outlet. Remove the drain hose and any water in the tub. Carefully tip the washer over backwards, DO DROP IT!!! Now you should be able to see the motor, tub, tension pulley, and belt. With a basic 3/8' drive socket set, probably metric, and a couple of screw drivers you should be able to remove the belt and the pulley. Take the belt, pulley, and model numbers to an applicance parts store and buy replacements.
I only suggest this because I hate paying labor. If you are not machanically inclined then you are going to have to pay the labor.
Posted on Dec 19, 2007
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