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Maytag laundrymodel #MAVT236AWW

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washing machine making a loud, grinding noise

Sears recommended that I email you. Maytag Washer MAVT236AWW- this machine makes a loud, grinding noise when it spins. I was told that it needs a "clutch". Can you tell me where this clutch is and how much it is. This machine is 5 years old and gets used every two weeks, medium loads. I'm trying to determine whether it is worth it to fix it.

Posted November 28, 2011


Joseph , November 28, 2011

i'm sorry to hear that you are having some difficulties with your washer, especially if it is making a strange noise and i will be happy to help. i did some research for you at managemylife.com and found an expert answer to a similar question that may help until your expert can respond to your specific question. the link is attached below. if you do decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, i have also attached a link to searshomeservices.com. i hope these links provided assistance for you.

Landell , November 30, 2011

hi frances,

thank you for submitting a question to manage my life.

this washer does not have a clutch. the noise you are hearing is most likely coming from the brake. the repair is difficult and requires a special tool that is about $80. the brake assembly has a compressive spring force of approximately 200 pounds. this can cause bodily injury. i highly recommend having a trained service technician evaluate this problem. you can have it repaired at your home by a sears technician. here is a link for the website: sears home services .

if you would like to perform this repair yourself, i will send the documents you need in a pdf file.

if you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a sears technician. here is a link for the website: sears home services .

here is a link that you may use to view the parts list diagram and for parts purchases; sears parts direct .

i hope this is helpful. if i may be of further assistance please reply to this post.



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