Washer makes a grinding sound when the tub finishes its spin cycle (When it stops)
Also, wife left water in machine last night to soak some clothes and we found water on the floor this morning. Where could the leak be coming from?
I checked under machine but all I can see from there are the pulleys and belt.
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Re: Maytag MAV7700, Grinding and water leak
Open the front with a puttyknife there are 2 clips about 4" in on each side this wil open the top so you can remove the 2 screws holding the front panel on once removed you can see the guts of the unit..Let me know if you need more help
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The sounds of 'metal grinding/banging" begs the question of whether or not its even safe? If you hear that sound all the time or as you say ONLY during the agitation cycle suggests that you be able to service the tub/motor mounts in the underneath chass--which is a heavy-duty technician job. A Maytag technician has the tools you need. Or the obvious...get another one from a friend who is upgrading to a new washer and hands it down to you for a little change.
pop off the front panel and look at the inside of it,if you see black dots on the bottom half and on the other walls like half way up from the bottom you have bad tub seals,the seal is made of metal and rubber,when it leaks and in spin it will shot out water and it will be black from the rubber,also you can fill it as high as it will go,then turn the timer to spin and watch where the tranny.and tub meet,if it sounds like marbles spinning and grinding and water leaks out it's the seals.if so time for new washer
I have a Maytag model A490 clothes washer. It works fine up to the rinse cycle and then shuts down. When it reaches this point it has become necessary to manually advance the dial a short ways whereupon it will fill with water and complete the rinse and spin cycles. This happens on both the regular and the permanent press cycles. What needs to be done to fix this problem?
First we started hearing a grinding sound during the spin cycle. My husband replaced the belt, which was loose and not helping the spinning of the tub any, thus much wetter clothing after spin cycle. The belt gave us another week of use out of the machine and did drain the tub better, but then water started leaking into the tub from the water inlet (or area where water rushes in to fill tub), and was not up to the usual "rush" of water, when filling up. The grinding sound started again during the spin cycle, and so now we are assuming it is the ball bearings or the brakes and perhaps the water pump as well. Estimates for these jobs on the boards seems to run from $400-500.00. The machine is only 7 years old, but after reading so many posts, maybe I should count my blessings that it lasted that long! This was an all mechanical machine, which I loved. Atlantis Maytag, a very sturdy and solid looking machine. Never did really clean that well though. SOLUTION: we are getting a new machine.