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Maytag performa PAVT234AWW top load washer. The washer fills and spins fine. But when it is the wash cycle, the agitator makes a grinding noise and kind of vibrates in place. Is this something that can be repaired?

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Sounds to me like you have a bad transmission
what happens when you take the agetator off
does it still make the noise or does it go away?
if it goes away when you take the agetator off then you have a bad agetator

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

  • magoomar Aug 24, 2010

    It still is noisy but the splined agitator shaft is moving some....could it be the belt?

  • erica graber Aug 24, 2010

    look under the washer take the belt off . belts dont normally make a sound
    spin each of the three pulleys you have
    usually i find that the pump make a grindy sound
    let me know what you find

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