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Washer repair Need to know how old my washer is,it is a Maytag LAT8240. I am currently having problems with it, if it's over 10 years old I thought I would just buy another one. Thanks,

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  • markimm Apr 04, 2008

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  • markimm Apr 04, 2008

    making noise at spin cycle, like a metalic squawling sound. belts were burned a little in places so went ahead and replaced them them. noise seems to be around motor area or possibly in the middle below transmission. very loud and do not want to keep on to long

  • markimm Apr 04, 2008

    after letting it run, it's coming from the center pulley that drives the transmission. Sounds like I need to get a new washer !

  • Heather Tanner May 11, 2010

    Post your serial number and I can tell you.

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It was manufactured in May 1993. However, depending on the problem, you may seriously consider a repair. The reason I say this is because this is a GOOD Maytag, before they started going downhill, and will probably last another 10 or more years. If you consider fixing it, post the actual problem it's having and I'll let you know what I think.

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  • Heather Tanner Apr 04, 2008

    It may be the drain pump making noise, or the transmission. It's hard for me to tell without hearing it myself. If the gears break off inside the transmission, it will sound like grinding. If it is the transmission, you will not want to have it repaired.

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