I have a Maytag Bravos (top load high efficiency) washer.
When the tub drain pump starts up it makes a lot of noise for a few seconds then it gets quiet and the water pumps out.
I took out the pump and opened it up but can't tell if it is going bad or not. The impeller seems loose and spins half a turn before catching.
Anybody know if this is normal or should I replace the pump?
BTW, I can't help but complain about the quality of this machine. The spindle bearings are going bad, the rotor retaining bolt recently worked its way loose causing the dreaded error F:51 and now I suspect the drain pump is going bad.
My last machine was a LG front loader and is still going after 8 years. Too bad the buyers of my last house wanted it as part of the deal.