Question about Maytag PAV2300 Top Load Washer
How hard is it to replace the belt in this washer? Last weekend it was making a grinding/squealing noise, the agitator slowed wat down, then it stopped and I smelled a hot rubber smell. I'm assuming its the belt, but want to know how to get to it. Also, since the washer was in mid-cycle it still has standing water (it happened right before the spin cycle). Any ideas on getting the water out...short of a bucket? I'm trying to save some money if possible and I'm fairly mechanically inclined. Thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
There is only one belt on the machine (the burning rubber smell, probably). Sounds like something is wrong with the clutch /drive mechanism. Unless your an accomplished DIY'er, it sounds like a job for the Maytag Man.
Posted on Sep 15, 2009
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
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