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Maytag top load washing machine 2 years old

Recently there is a grinding sound when machine is washing a full load. I can stop the sound by reaching in and pulling on the inside tub. Is there a brake that stops the drum from turning that needs to be tightened? If so how would this be done?

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  • aaidr Apr 05, 2008

    Thanks very much. I followed your advice and the brake is holding better. And to think I didn't even have to leave home.

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Hi,

This could be partly the clutch/break assy. You need to be able to run this with the lid open in the spin position. Activte the lid switch with a pencil or something. Reach in and hold the spin basket and then turn the washer on in spin. Hold this basket for 1-2 minutes then release it and let it reach full speed then stop the washer by turning the timer off or releasing the lid switch. See if the hard breaking/noise is better. Keep doing this untill it comes to a smooth stop and the noise is gone at the stop. Not sure this will cure the noise in the spin starting up problem or not, but start here. the clutch gets rust on the pads and this burnishes the break pads, removing this rust that makes it grab.

Goodluck..

Posted on Apr 05, 2008

  • Priya darshan Apr 05, 2008

    If this doesn't help then the problem could be either of two bearings. It could be the tub bearing which would require the removal of the inner and outer tubs. it could also be the bearing on the top of the brake package. in either case you will need a specia spanner wrench to remove said parts ( naturally its a different wrench for each) my advice is to call a service tech and let him make a recomendation

  • Priya darshan Apr 05, 2008

    I am glad to hear that your problem is solved.



    Thank You for using fixya..

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