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Maytag Atlantis Grinding/pounding noise while agitating

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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!

Jon

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

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Sorry didn't see the 2000

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

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Indeed, thats the only component that has oil in it

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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!

Jon

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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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should be around 4.0-4.5 cu.ft.

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

:beating: i was off on that 1

ahh, yes, the Agitator ...

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