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Offline rockypaul

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chatering noise
« on: March 04, 2008, 01:30:00 PM »

  My Atlantis washer chaters or makes a noise(new) when in agitate or spin. I took the front off and ran a empty load.The noise sounded like it was in the pump. I removed the pump and checked for objects. None,it spins free. I turned the main pully CC,the cam moved as did the tub.clockwis it spins free. Their is some white flakes on the bottom. Whats making new noise. Any help would be great.

Model Mav7000AWW

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Re: chatering noise
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008, 04:06:24 PM »
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The above part is called a snubber ring. It is white and it mounts underneith the base of the washer. It may be needing replacement.
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Re: chatering noise
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 04:42:34 PM »
If the noise is the same, regardless of whether it is in agitate or spin, it is likely coming from the pump. The pump on Atlantis has been re-worked 3 times now due to bearing/seal issues, and hopefully the latest one (ASPAK) will last awhile.

If it were something else, the noise would usually be confined to one particular operation.
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Re: chatering noise MAV7000aww
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 10:00:43 AM »
 Revised,my wifes helping now. Filled washer,full load,agitate/no noise,spin out for rinse/noise(chatering),rinse/no noise,spin out rinse/noise(chatering).The wife said the noise is in the pump. I don't know.

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Re: chatering noise
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 10:38:52 AM »
Not to be cute, but we certainly don't know either at this point :)

What I usually do is remove the pump (3 bolts) then remove 3 more smaller screw holding the base to the pump. This allows you to separate the 2 halves and inspect the interior of the pump completely. Just make sure to put the 2 halves back together exactly as they came apart before you install the screws.

The biggest issue was the bearing underneath the pump pulley. This bearing had a tendency to make noise only when pressure is applied to the pulley, such as with a spinning load of clothes. It may or may not make the same sound with your fingers twirling the pulley.
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Re: chatering noise MAV7000aww
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 01:41:11 PM »
Revised:2  I tookthe pump apart cleaned it out and put it back together. The bearing on the pully had a serrated (bumped) surfaced sleeve that was showing alot.I took it off ,cleaned it ,and put it back on. Reinstalled the pump,ran a small load! NO CHATERING! I think the sleeve was the problem. ?? You think it's ok for awhile? The top of the pump metting the metal base now has dampnes around it. No pooling. I will keep a eye on it.  Thanks for your time and info!

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Re: chatering noise
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008, 02:32:13 PM »
That pump gonna seperate right at a great time like on a sunday when your wifey needs school clothes. That pump aint but around 35 bucks. I would replace it or at least have one handy. Glad you fixed that machine. Have a cold my brother.
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Re: chatering noise
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2008, 09:31:26 AM »
 I ordered a new pump. The wife's happy now. Thanks Alot!