Question about Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer
During the rinse cycle last night we noticed that the washer was making a sort of periodic grinding noise. It also does this during spin, but seemed to lessen as the spin got up to speed. I think the motor is fine. I took off the belt and observed that the motor and tub pulleys turned as freely as one would expect. BUT the "free wheel" pulley (?) in the back corner of the machine seems slightly off axis -- I think the term for this is cattywampus :-) -- and it definitely feels like it resists turning and feels a little "grindy" part of the way around. My questions: 1) what is this pulley for? 2) how difficult is it to get a replacement part and replace? 3) will it hurt anything if we continue to use the washer until I get it fixed? like, what's the worst that can happen... Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Joe H
Could be the transmission or the brake assy is going bad. Go to http://www.repairclinc.com and enter your model and see if you wanna spend the money for the parts. The brake assy is very reasonable but the replacement transmission is over 200 bucks. Now you say you spun around the tube freely and found nothing inbetween them . To use it only time will tell but it will only get worse. The wrse that can happen is that the part thats bad will freeze up and not workanymore. Good luck
Posted on Jun 10, 2006
My Maytag washing mashine is making a grinding noise. Any idea I can be? Thanks
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
My Maytag Neptune did the same thing for many years..nothing happened but finally got tired of it so replaced the pump. Ebay, total with S&H was $29.00.
Posted on Dec 06, 2007
SOURCE: Grinding sound from washer
the pully is the drain pump they can go bad or may have somthing in it, pump is not bad to replace part us usually 40 -60$ , you could burn belt up and be forced to replace it also, but if you replace pump would not be a bad idea anyway belts are 20-30 $
Posted on May 16, 2008
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