Squeaking for a week or two on spin cycle. Finally froze up.

ApplianceMaytag Washer


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Socket set

George From Fort Mill, SC

Jan 29, 2013

I know nothing about washing machines. Couldn't even find the drive from the motor to the drum until I leaned the machine backwards by chance and found the belt drive underneath. Removed belt and checked freedom of spin on motor, drum, and pump. Pump shaft was bent and frozen. Easy $75 fix saved purchase of a new machine. I had a plastic water spill tray under the washer that did not have a flat surface. This tray did not leave enough clearance for the pump wheel. I think that when the washer would sometimes rock during spin cycle, the pump wheel would hit the drip tray and that's why it eventually bent the shaft. This discovery might help others.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Drain Pump with Pulley

Part Number: PS2347187

In Stock