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My maytag washer mav408daww makes a grinding noise during the wash/agitation cycle but not during the spin cycle. this does not seem to occcur with small loads

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SOURCE: Grinding noise during agitation on washing machine

check water pump

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: Grinding sound during agitation cycle on my Maytag Performa

Its probably you stator plate and rotor. But you need special tools for this repair. There a spring that is under 200 pounds of pressure and if you take the screws off that hold the plate its going to fly into you face if your dont use the special tools to depress the spring. Is it more of a clanking kinda of noise? DOes it olnly happen with heavy loads? Try this out. Fill the washer with water only. and get it into a wash cycle with water only. If there is no noise then put in like a load of towels. A heavy load. Now if you hear the noise now then its for sure you stator plate and rotor..hope this helps, but like i said you need those special tools to do this repair or injury can result from the spring part.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Maytag Performa top loader is making grinding noises

The agitators are a pop-on fit. Make sure that the agitator is firmly seated on the shaft. Lift it up and if it moves easily adjust it to the splines on the shaft and press it back into place.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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SOURCE: maytag PAV2300AWW Washer makes grinding sound when agitating

Sounds like it is the bearing on the water pump. Take off back plate and replace and remove 3 screws and two hoses (the one hose is a waste line so make sure you have a bucket to empty our waste water) after removing these remove belt on bottom of pump.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

SOURCE: maytag washer will not agitate during wash cycle

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Above is a service manual this will show you how to troubleshoot and repair.

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