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Offline Jags4Me

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Maytag Performa squeaking noise & clothes still wet
« on: January 28, 2011, 12:08:38 PM »
12/2001 Maytag Performa PAV5000 makes a loud squeaking noise at the end of the wash cycle and then again at the end of the spin cycle.  It doesn't matter if it is a small load or a large load....and the clothes are still pretty wet.  I have pulled out all the clothes, rearranged them and put them back in the washer and Spin again. It squeaks again and the clothes are about the same wetness.

I know it's old, but any ideas of what is wrong and if it's worth fixing?

Thank you

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Re: Maytag Performa squeaking noise & clothes still wet
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2011, 01:49:58 PM »
A little wd40 will stop the brake squeal. The wet clothes could simply be a worn belt. If the belt is fine you may need to install a thrust kit. The main drive pulley wears out with age and won't allow the brake to release. Leaves the clothes wet. Here is a pictorial of that repair:

Pictoral of thrust washer repair

« Last Edit: January 28, 2011, 01:56:13 PM by JWWebster »
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