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How do you know if your belt is not functioning properly? During the wash and spin cycles the machine makes an outrageous noise. The washing machine is 7 years old, a Maytag Performa, Top Loader, Model # PAV2300AWW

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  • tilt the machine over and look at the bottom. the belt is there.
  • it will feel loose but that is normal. it is spring tensioned.
  • the noise is probably coming from the water pump, when they are bad they make a loud noise.
  •  turn the pulley around a couple times to see where the noise is coming from.

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