Get Answers to your Appliance Repair Questions

Washer Parts  ·   Dryer Parts  ·   Refrigerator Parts  ·   Dishwasher Parts  ·   Range/Cooktop/Oven Parts  ·   All Appliance Parts 

Author Topic: Motor Noise While Agitating  (Read 2753 times)

Offline pbhouse

  • VIP Member
  • Member Since: Feb 2009
  • Posts: 1
Motor Noise While Agitating
« on: February 22, 2009, 11:29:28 PM »

Washer agitates very slowly and makes a lot of noise during agitation. When it goes into spin cycle everything is fine. Thought I was having transmission problem so I opened the washer up. It is the motor that is chattering loudly during agitation. After getting frustrated I hit the timer and the motor chattering stopped for awhile and then started back up. Could I have a bad timer.
I appreciate everyones hard work at this forum. Thank you very much.

Model MAV7600AWW

Offline Repair-man

  • Technician
  • Member Since: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 3023
  • Country: us
  • The Virtual Repairman
    • The Virtual Repairmans Appliance Help
Re: Motor Noise While Agitating
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 06:23:55 AM »
Gave the timer the old "left fist" test, eh?  :)

Ordinarily, I'd suspect a motor problem but since you temporarily corrected the symptoms by banging the timer, this shows a likely bad contact within the timer causing the problem. The nice thing about ordering from Repair Clinic is you can return the part if it does not solve the problem.

Your timer is shown below, and you may click to order.

"It's only expensive if someone else fixes it for you" -
The Virtual Repairman   www.repair2000.com