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Squeaking during spin cycle

I have a Maytag PAV2300 that sounds almost like a small plane is taking off during the spin cycle. I am wondering if it is the belt or maybe a bearing?

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  • tucsonjim Jun 18, 2008

    I followed the advice here and removed the agitator from the shaft to see if there was an obstruction under it. There wasn't. Looking to see if there was an obstruction in the "discharge filter" (I could find no such thing), I took off the hoses to the pump and from the pump to check for obstructions. I took the belt off the machine and turned the pump pulley and there was some grinding noise there.
    I found that the pump pulley had slipped a little off the spindle and a corrugated metal strip that holds the pulley on the spindle had worked its way out of the groove and was rubbing against the pump mount flange. It caused so much resistance at one point, the washer wouldn't spin at all. I took the pump off the machine and took the pump apart. I was able to work this strip back into the groove in the pulley and tapped the pulley back on the spindle. The washer works fine now, quiet as can be.
    Note: When replacing the belt, be sure to put it around the pump pulley and motor pulley first. Then lift the motor pulley up (it has a tension mount) and turn the agitator pulley as you work the belt on to it.

  • Jackjd Jul 27, 2008

    Maytag 2003 - top load - sqeaks in spin cycle ?

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Check the pump there is something in it, it cam be disassembled mark the metal to the plastic with a line across the metal and plastic so you dont have to guess how to realign

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