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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

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Joseph P., 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.

Landell

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