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Maytag Preforma washing machine

The agitator has come away from the base in my Maytag Preforma washing machine (model # PAV2300 AWW). I tried to put the bolt back on the base but the base appears to be stripped. I had also noticed a few days before that my machine seemed to be spinning at an unusually high speed. Could this have caused the agitator problem? Also, is the base easy to replace (or could it be a separate part that the base sits on?) or should I have a service tech do it? Any help would be appreciated.

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I would suggest Service Technician is cheaper than doing it yourself Bev007. It will save you headache too. Depending on the severity of the damage, you'll be working on the transmission attaching the shaft of the pulsator or agitator.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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