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Maytag Washer grinding sound.

I have a Maytag model # pavt244aww. When cycle is engaged there is a grinding sound & the agitator attemps to spin. After a short time the sound changes & it ceases to try to agitate. It won't pump either. I took belt off & motor & pump pulleys spin freely in both directions. The main pulley spins freely in one direction but has resistance in the other. Is this transmission shot? Joe Y

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Fred M
Joe, from the description you give I suspect you are correct about the transmission. If the agitator is trying to spin then the transmission is the problem. If the agitator is okay but the tub is trying to spin then the problem is likely with the brake. The 35-6615 transmission cost about $268 dollars and would be a moderately difficult do-it-yourself. I would suggest you check the ads over the holidays and compare new washer to repair of the old.
by Fred M Earned 3,805 community points in Maytag
December 12th, 2012
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