Water pump failed and was making loud screeching noises. Eventually, it bound up stopping the washer.

ApplianceMaytag Washer

ModelPAV2300AWW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Mark From Port Matilda, PA

Jul 13, 2007

18 out of 22 people found this instruction helpful

I unplugged the electric power cord and disconnected the two water hoses and the drain line from the wall. It was messy as water leaked from the disconnected hoses. I tilted the washer forward and leaned it against a bench for support. This exposed the bottom of the washer from the back. I removed the v-belt from the three pulleys. The motor mount was spring loaded making it easy to remove the v-belt from this pulley first. After removing the v-belt, I then removed the 4 screws to the small plate on the back of the washer to gain access to the water pump. I then removed the two water hoses from the water pump using vice grips to squeeze the clamps and slide them off of the hoses toward the water pump. After removing the two hoses (a little messy again), I removed the water pump by using a socket ratchet to loosen the four bolts. I replaced the water pump with the new pump and then reassembled everything in reverse order.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Vertical Style Pump - with pulley (Now subbed to Drain Pump with Pulley)

Part Number: PS2347187

$44.48
In Stock