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Identify washer noise...with vid.
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Post# 1198707   2/6/2024 at 21:38 by Eric88 (FL)        

Any idea before we take it apart?

Model mav7357aww

Thanks much

Post# 1198712 , Reply# 1   2/6/2024 at 22:06 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Funny noise, Maytag Norgetag washer

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Not quite sure what the noise is, what is the machine doing? It looks like itís an agitation is the agitator moving at all when itís making this noise.

Does the machine still spin and pump out properly without any strange noises?

If you give a little bit more information, I might be able to give you a guess.


Post# 1198716 , Reply# 2   2/6/2024 at 23:12 by DADoES (TX,†U.S. of A.)        

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The timer is at the Normal-soil position of the wash period on the Colors cycle.

Opening the lid (with the safety switch tricked if it otherwise won't run with the lid open) to show what's happening inside will assist with diagnosing the problem.

Post# 1198724 , Reply# 3   2/7/2024 at 07:31 by qsd-dan (West)        

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Bypass the lid switch and see what's going on inside. These were notorious for stripping a gear inside the transmission. A bad pump will make a racket, too.

Post# 1198726 , Reply# 4   2/7/2024 at 08:23 by Eric88 (FL)        

This is right at the beginning of the wash/agitation cycle on normal. Will re-post vid with lid off in the next day or two. Im doing this remotely for my brother. Thanks much.

Post# 1198754 , Reply# 5   2/7/2024 at 18:58 by Eric88 (FL)        

Heres the vid with the lid off. Looks like agitators churning as it should (for now). Any ideas? Stripped gear seems like a good possible.

Post# 1198757 , Reply# 6   2/7/2024 at 19:26 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Is it set for slow agitation?

Post# 1198760 , Reply# 7   2/7/2024 at 20:03 by Eric88 (FL)        

No. Normal.

Post# 1198764 , Reply# 8   2/7/2024 at 21:00 by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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There should be better rollover on normal agitation speed on this machine. I would start by removing the belt on the very bottom of the machine and check the pump and transmission pulley by spinning in both directions. The pump pulley should move easily and smoothly in both directions. The transmission pulley should move smoothly and easily in one direction and the other direction should have a little resistance as it overcomes the brake and spins the basket. These washers were known for pump bearing failures as they aged. If you find a faulty pump I highly recommend replacing the belt as well and using OEM Whirlpool parts.

Post# 1198768 , Reply# 9   2/7/2024 at 23:13 by Eric88 (FL)        

Awesome, thanks. Thats a great starting point.

Post# 1198772 , Reply# 10   2/8/2024 at 01:14 by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, Friesland, the Netherlands)        

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Hereís a video of a refurbished one, so you can see how it should work.


Post# 1198780 , Reply# 11   2/8/2024 at 06:43 by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        
Unusual noise on a Norge tag washer

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I would agree with Melvin and reply eight itís likely a bad water pump hopefully so at least, I wouldnít bother changing the belt unless it looks badly worn in the belt usually will outlast this machine, also, if you find the cost of an OEM water pump to be more than you want to spend. We had very good luck with the imitation Chinese ones on these machines That you can get from Amazon and everyone else. While youíre under the washer, check the motor pulley carefully as well. Itís probably OK but if the pump it started to lock up, itís plastic and it often starts to melt and that will tear up the belt, and the motor pulley may not be available anymore. If itís in really bad shape, that might be the end of the washer.

The machine is already 15+ years old and they eventually do have transmission or main drive pulley problems and main seal and bearing problems so itís not gonna last another 15 years.


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