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Maytag HAV2557AWW Washer - Grinding Noise

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#1 pope

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 01:21 PM

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Within the last week my HAV2557AWW washer started to make some noise, although it seems over the last year the balance was getting worse and worse with towels. As far as the noise, at first it was just a little when it ramped up during the spin cycle. I was hoping for something simple like the Snubber and springs. However today it started making noise while just agitating as well as the spin. I have attached two videos below (hopefully) of the noise during the spin cycle.

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It could be that I neglected the out of balance thing for so long that I ruined something else. If it is the transmission it seems the cost, time, and tools required make find a working used washer on Craigslist a better use of money. True?

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 02:23 PM

For the record, that is a MAYTAG machine, not a KENMORE - and it sounds like you may have a foreign object in the pump

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:02 PM

Topic title edited to correct the brand.

The pump bearings could be bad, too. They're common noisemakers in this machine.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:12 PM

Sorry about the Maytag/Kemore mixup and thanks for the answers. I like the idea of replacing the pump since that seems not too bad. If I take it out, will be able to turn it by hand and feel/listen for the problem? Ideally I'd like to diagnose it before buying the $80 pump.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 03:22 PM

Remove the belt from the pump pulley and turn the pulley by hand. If it doesn't turn smoothly but feels gravelly, it's bad.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 10:11 PM

Wow, it was bad under there. As you guessed the pump had gone bad, it was really noisy to turn and felt gravely while turning by hand. It was so bad that the belt must of been slipping because it is pretty toasted and burned rubber has accumulated around the motor pulley. While I was in there I saw white flakes near the snubber ring suggesting that probably needs replacing too. It looks like I'll need pump, belt, snubber, and maybe springs to get this bad boy happy again. I'm worried my neglect may have harmed the motor, however it does turn fine.

Thanks for the help.

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 08:52 AM

Your shopping list:

Belt, Drive

Drain Pump

Snubber Ring

Suspension Spring

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Posted 23 September 2011 - 12:34 PM

I heard some brake squeakage in your vid's as well, may as well take care of that while you are in there

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 12:58 PM

I wanted to follow up on this post and thank you for your help. Looking at the $175 in parts to get this into tip top shape, and the likelihood that the the transmission will be the next to fail, plus the insistence from my wife wanting to reliably get baby clothes clean, have led me to move onto buying a new machine instead.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 01:09 PM

Wise decision :gulp:
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