Screeching on Spin cycle

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Socket set

Andrew From Bronx, NY

Mar 08, 2011

12 out of 14 people found this instruction helpful

I found your site and looked at possible "symptoms" of the problem. Went to my washer propped it up with a 2 x 4 and manually spun the belt and sure enough the pulley on the drain pup was shot and grinding metal on metal. Ordered the new pump with pulley and a new belt (might as well change it when I had the thing in pieces).

1) Opened the front of the machine and then propped up the machine.

2) Placed a pan underneath to catch the water that remained in the pump when I disconnected the two hoses attached to it.

3) Removed old pump with socket wrench

4) Replaced with new pump purchsed from you all.

5) Reconnected the two hoses.

6) Installed new belt.

7) Closed up machine and BAMM! works like it was brand new!

You all Rock! Cost of parts and 20 or so minutes of my time is a lot less than calling a repairman or replacing the machine!

Thanks for the help!!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Belt

Part Number: PS2021071

In Stock

Drain Pump with Pulley

Part Number: PS2347187

In Stock