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PAVT234AWW Maytag Washer - Instructions

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Washer making squealing noise during spin cycle

  • Customer: Jason from Willoughby OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I'm glad I found this website, it saved me from buying a new washer. Many other people had the same problem and I used the two top parts from the symptoms chart, and it fixed the problem. I'm sure it was the pump making the noise, but I decided to replace the belt also. Repair took less than 30 minutes.

broken hinge

  • Customer: Nick from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Release top of washer with putty knife (2 clips), unscrew Phillips head on hinge, replace hinge, replace screw, close washer top.

Replaced the Transmission

  • Customer: William from Bedford TX
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set, Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Be prepared - the repair kit lacks many needed items. Two tools are missing. This includes the spanner wrench that you need to remove and then tighten the hub shoulder that threads onto the transmission shaft. Also, the tool to remove and replace the hub springs is missing. The instructions only cover the triple lip seal replacement. These get you to the point the spin hub and outer hub are removed. The instructions do not take you through removal of the transmission from the mounting brackets. This is tricky! The brake spring applies 200lbs of force. I used three C-clamps to slowly back off the bottom plate. Two more major items to be aware of. The order you tackle removal of the hub springs (6) and the outer tub is important. I found the only way I could remove and replace the hub springs was with the outer hub removed. So, during disassembly, remove the outer hub then the hub springs. During assembly, replace the hub springs, then replace the outer hub. The final zinger - no new bolts were provided to bolt the spin hub to the hub shoulder. On my washer, the original hub shoulder took a self threading stainless bolt that was 1 1/8" long. These are not through holes. They are closed. So, the depth of the hole is critical. The new shoulder required 1" long bolts. So, when I used the original bolts, they never seated and the hub worked itself loose after 4 or 5 loads. Off to the hardware store for 1" bolts. Luckily, the old bolts at least threaded the holes for me, and I could use standard stainless bolts. Otherwise, who knows where I would have had to go for self-threading bolts. All of these issues ended up creating a 9 hour repair.

washer was making a loud whirling noise on spinout

  • Customer: Brad from Logansport IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
everything pretty much just unbolted real easy. the parts come with a nice set of instructions. you don't need to use the special hub removal tool. just take a small piece of wood and smack it on the ear of the hub to the left counter clockwise. it might be tough but just keep smacking it till it comes loose. then install it in reverse. simple job. you also might need some big vise scrips to get ahold of the springs real good to get them off and back on...

wASHER WOULD NOT AGITATE.

  • Customer: Ernest from Pasadena CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
pURSUANT TO THE VIDEO PROVIDED BY PARTSELECT, I DISCONNECTED POWER CORD, HOT AND COLD WATER HOSES. ALSO, REMOVED DRAIN HOSE FROM DRAIN PIPE CONNECTION. LAY THE WASHER ON ITS SIDE REMOVED THE PULLEY BELT THEN FOLLOWED THE VIDEO TO REMOVE DUST COVER, C-CLIP, CAM, PULLEY, THRUST BEARING ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED WASHERS FROM THE TRANSMISSION SHAFT.INSTALLATION WAS THE REVERSE AS SHOWN IN THE INSTRUCKIONS PROVIDED IN THE KIT.

Washer made loud unusual noise on the spin cycle

  • Customer: Keith from Green Mountain Falls CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Parts Select had a video that showed the repair, I followed those directions and the repair was quite quick and easy. Washer now works as good as new. Thanks Parts Select!

machine moved and shook when in spin

  • Customer: virginia from central city KY
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
we followed the video instruction that was given,on how too replace the part of the snugger. it worked really well. we are pleased with everything.

washer shook uncontrollably during spin cycle

  • Customer: Adam from Plainfield IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the video but didn't remove the motor. Instead I lifted the tub through the top. I also didn't have longer screws with that thread, so I used slightly smaller diameter screws with nuts on the end and it worked great.

a new belt

  • Customer: howard from crownpoint IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
unplugged mach laid over on side with quilt underneath, to keep mach from getting scratched,turned the pulley ,with pressure on belt slid off then put new belt on,piece of cake, I did watch your film on the belt removal.procedure ,thank you so much, and the belt was shipped to me el pronto,,it purrs like a new one thank you again ,im sorry I didn't know part no.

First washer madea "squealing" sound during agitation and the spin cycle. Few weeks later washer started "banging" around during the spin cycle like it was off balance.

  • Customer: June from Holbrook MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed the instructions in the video that was provided by Partselect for the repair. My washer is a Maytag and the back does not come off like the washing machine in the video, so I had a little difficulty installing the new springs in the back. Once the new springs were connected all was well. Also not shown in the video was the fact that once I removed the motor to the washer to get at the side springs, the belt on the bottom of the pulley had to be put back on. Repair was not hard at all.

Pad missing from both front legs which made washer dance around the room

  • Customer: Michael from DeSoto TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Wrench(Adjustable)
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Easy as pie but had to cut one with hack saw to remove as it would not unscrew. Rust was the problem. Hack saw was the cure. Otherwise repair would have taken 5 minutes Washer now works as it did as a new appliance.

The washing machine shook very badly and out of balance when spinning.

  • Customer: Bobby from Ringgold GA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the entire video. Then I completed the repair one section at a time referring to the instructional video. It took four hours but I was taking my time and being methodical. The video did not mention replacing the drive belt at the end of the procedure. Over all I was very please. I spent $40 and repaired my old machine rather than spending several hundred dollars on a new machine. I would definitely recommend it.

Washer was making a banging noise and not spinning properly and emptying the tub.

  • Customer: John C. from Estill Springs TN
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I replaced the brake spring(not really necessary) and the snubber ring.I also installed a new thrust bearing kit,but the problem turned out to be a bad transmission.I found a good working used one at a local junk yard and so far it is working great.Your how to videos were very helpful in getting the job done properly.Thanks very much!

Snubber ring had worn out allowing the tub to "wobble" and cause the washer to walk during spin cycle.

  • Customer: Chad from Stilesville IN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I like to think this repair was easy, for me and anyone who is mechanically inclined. However, "easy" only applies to the person using the word. I'm sure an astronaut might define what he does as easy. He's been trained to do what he does. I, however, won't be taking a spacewalk any time soon. The repair was not bad at all with the help of this website. The great thing about this site is it's guidance to what may be causing the problem with the appliance, its direction to the parts that may need replacing to solve the problem, and the replacement directions. I have not failed, as of yet, to locate the appliance I need on this site. Also, feedback from customers who have performed the same repair. I have repaired our Maytag dryer and Whirlpool refrigerator in the past using this site to determine the problem(s). Simply put, saves on hiring a repair man and/or buying a new appliance. Plus, I like repairing anything myself that I feel I can handle. Versus repeating what has been submitted many times, just follow the instructions on site. Once you start taking things apart, it will become clear what has to be done. Toughest part (for some) will be the tub springs. Since the springs hold the tub in place and are also involved in keeping the tub steady, I replaced them along with the snubber ring. Makes sense since your going to have the washer apart with access to the springs anyway. Note: I mentioned repairing our dryer. A squeak developed and eventually turned into a squawk. Based on what I learned, I replaced the drum rollers. Re-assembled only to find it still squawked. Had to take it apart again and determined it was actually the pulley on the belt tensioning arm. Back to the washer; one warning I can send out is being careful replacing the springs. My wife came out as I was hooking them back up. She decided she wanted to help. One spring (behind the motor) is a little difficult to hook back up to the tub, due to access. As she was helping, trying to guide the spring into the loop, I continually repeated "be careful where you put your fingers." Sure enough, the spring slipped out of the pliers when trying to stretch and snapped back bruising her finger. I'm sure it hurt. Let me rephrase, I know it hurt. Irregardless, she's going to be okay. My point, a spring is a spring. They have tension and care must be taken. Best advice, where a pair of contractors gloves. Another, "BE AWARE OF THE 200LB SPRING BELOW THE TUB PULLEY." Take care loosening the flange. If removed, opens up a different issue altogether. It is not necessary to remove this flange to remove and/or install the snubber ring. Again, a spring is a spring. 200 pounds is a far cry from the tub spring, which sprung back on my wife. Once I completed the repairs and reassembled, the washer works like a charm. Based on longevity, I expect this will give us another five years of use. The dryer repair, however, seems to give use only three years functionality. Kid you not, the dryer started squeaking again the day after I repaired the washer. I know what's in my near appliance repair future.

The pump did not fit the washer. The pump sat too far down causing the nozzle to be impeded by the shape of the washer base.

  • Customer: Kenneth from Ponte Vedra Beach FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The pump did not fit the washer. The situation required that I drill holes in the washer base to match holes in the pump base. The pump sat too far down causing the nozzle to be impeded by the shape of the washer base. To rectify this I used bolts and nuts to secure pump to washer base and used three washers for each of the three nuts to raise the pump into the proper position. After jockeying the pump into place, it works fine, so far. The water pump is a simple enough device that relays on sturdy bearings and a proper seal. If the pump fails it will be entirely because the bearings wore out as with the last much cheaper replacement pump I purchased ($14). The original started leaking eight years after we bought the machine.
All Instructions for the PAVT234AWW
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