During the first rinse cycle, a loud metal to metal grinding sound occured. I shut down the machine and inspected thebottom of the washed and found the water pump hard to move. Obviously there was a problem.

ApplianceMaytag Washer

ModelPAVT234AWW

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Socket set

Ed From Adamsville, TN

Apr 12, 2011

3 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

I simply emptied the machine of all the water, tilted the washer on its side,removed the small gray access panel located on the back of the washer, removed both hoses and the drive belt. Then I removed the three screw bolts that hold the water pump in place. Then I replaced the old pump with the new on by just following the process in reverse. I did notice that the new pump did not come with a metal support plate(at least thats what I called it. No problem though when I found out from a local repairman that its a newer design. Total time less than 15 minutes.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drive Belt

Part Number: PS2018741

$14.06
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Drain Pump

Part Number: PS2347193

$63.54
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