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Why does agitator make a kinda grinding noise and machine will not spin?

All other cycles work.

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  • mike simpson Jan 19, 2016

    Hi william A. Cardon, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?It will not agitate on wash or it will not spin in spin cycle?
    Probably a broken belt. Mike

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You may have to remove the agitator to find out what is really causing the noise

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Some foreign object jammed under the agitator ???


unplug machine and use coat hanger to fish it out from underneath

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SOURCE: washer make a grinding noise in the spin cycle; barrel does not spin in spin cycle

check the transmission out or it can be a clutch problem

Posted on Dec 14, 2007

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SOURCE: Grinding noise from hell - no spin, no agitation (except my own!).

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Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Maytag Performa - Loud Noises during Spin Cycle

This washer is JUNK!!!!!! We have the same washer (2 1/2 years old) and same problem. Tried to replace the bearing myself, no luck. So I called a repair man to come out and look at it. As soon as i told him the model number, they would'nt even come out. Very common problem for this washer. We are on our way to Sears to purchase a Kenmore.....GOOD LUCK

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Weird rubbing or mild grinding noise when in spin cycle.

It sounds like the bearings on your tub are going. This is an expensive and difficult job to do. (approx $450 parts and labour and you may do more damage trying to take it apart)

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Grinding sound during agitation cycle on my Maytag Performa

Its probably you stator plate and rotor. But you need special tools for this repair. There a spring that is under 200 pounds of pressure and if you take the screws off that hold the plate its going to fly into you face if your dont use the special tools to depress the spring. Is it more of a clanking kinda of noise? DOes it olnly happen with heavy loads? Try this out. Fill the washer with water only. and get it into a wash cycle with water only. If there is no noise then put in like a load of towels. A heavy load. Now if you hear the noise now then its for sure you stator plate and rotor..hope this helps, but like i said you need those special tools to do this repair or injury can result from the spring part.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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