Washing machine was making a loud noice

ApplianceMaytag Washer

ModelMAV8600

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver

Clark From Orange Park, FL

Jun 23, 2009

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I pulled off the front cover and started the machine up to determine where the noise was coming from. I was amazed when I opened the front panel as there's only really 2 things it could have been, either a motor or the pump. Both looked easy to replace. Once I started the machine up without the front panel it was easy to determine where the noise was coming from. The pump was screeching so I knew that's where the problem was. It took about 5 minutes to remove the pump. Once I had it out I took it to the computer and looked up the part on partselect.com. It took about 10 minutes to find the correct part as there were 2 different series of pumps. I also ordered a belt because while I was down underneath the washer I figured I might as well change it. The parts arrived 4 days later and it was very easy to install the new pump. I figured I saved at least $125 by fixing it myself.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Belt

Part Number: PS2021071

$27.44
In Stock

Drain Pump with Pulley

Part Number: PS2347187

$44.48
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