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Maytag Atlantis Grinding/pounding noise while agitating


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#1 jsbdiver

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 06:54 AM

Hi Guys, First off, I love the theme of your whole site, and have been laughing my way through it.

I have an Maytag Atlantis Model MAVT834AWW, we bought in 2000. It has suddenly started making this horrible grinding/pounding noise when the agitator is engaged. The agitator is moving, when the machine is empty, and still feels strong, although it wasn't moving well when I first discovered the problem, it had a big load of jeans in at the time. The rinse cycle is working, and the basin does spin for the rinse cycle.

I have been browsing many forums seeking knowledge, and need a brew after doing so to heal my brain. I am seeing suggestions ranging from a blown transmission, to a brake not releasing. Any thoughts on this? Thanks in advance for your help!

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:03 AM

Sounding like from your description that your transmission is gone....if its the brakes then it will normally make a rhythemic kinda low screech about every sec. Grinding and pounding usually tranny
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:13 AM

Is this one of those deals where I'm better off buying a new machine than try to fix it? It's been getting pretty tired anyway, sometimes not rinsing well, etc. I think the springs that center the basin are pretty tired. And I've pulled about twenty bobby pins out of the drain pump thanks to my sixteen year old!

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:21 AM

If its over 5 years old then I would recommend getting another machine...if less than 5 there may be warranty on the tranny only and you pay the labor and service call.

And yourt right, those pumps love bobby pins !!!
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:29 AM

I was just looking at it again, and noticed black oil spray underneath on the frame.....doesn't look good!

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:30 AM

Sorry didn't see the 2000
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:06 AM

Does the black oil spray further indicate the transmission is trashed?

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:09 AM

Indeed, thats the only component that has oil in it
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 08:17 AM

Thanks so much for all of your help! I love your site, and am going to recommend you to all of my friends. Have a great holiday!

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 09:14 AM

How do I find the capacity on this thing? I'm looking at new ones, and want to know how big this one is in comparison. It's not in the users guide. I don't see it on the machine. And I can't find the specs on line. Any ideas?

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 11:20 AM

should be around 4.0-4.5 cu.ft.
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:32 PM

this site lists it as 89 Litres wich = 3.14 cu/ft

this site says 3.2 cu ft
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 01:45 PM

[user=3641]RegUS_PatOff[/user] wrote:

this site lists it as 89 Litres wich = 3.14 cu/ft

this site says 3.2 cu ft

:beating: i was off on that 1
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Posted 05 December 2009 - 02:36 PM

[user=27301]appl.tech.29501[/user] wrote:

:beating: i was off on that 1

ahh, yes, the Agitator ...
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