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I have a 8-9 year old Maytag top load washer. I overloaded

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I have a 8-9 year old Maytag top load washer. I overloaded it yesterday and it started to make a loud snapping noise while it was spinning like a piece broke and was snapping as it went around or maybe a belt broke. What do you think.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 8 years ago.
may i have the model number please
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
mav5057aww
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 8 years ago.
is it noise in wash too
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I'm not at home now, I dont think so. My daughter said its making the noise after the water fills the tub.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 8 years ago.
so its making the noise when it fills ,,,,, do you know if it still agits
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Its not making the noise when it fills with water, only after it fills. Cant tell if its agitating because it stops when the lid is raised. it does spin and stop fine.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 8 years ago.
thats what i mean ,,, can you get hold of the agit and move it back and forth by hand
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It will wiggle like a half and inch but cant move it left or right
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 8 years ago.
can you move the inside tub around or does it see to be hung
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
it can be pushed back and forth, and it does spin
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 8 years ago.
when its spinning is it a clicking noise like a broken spring
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
its pretty loud, i cant tell if its plastic or metal. but it is a rythmic clicking/snapping noise
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 8 years ago.
reach inside just above the tub and there is a plastic clothes guard ,,, see if it feels loose anywhere around it
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
the plastic lip is not broken
Expert:  Appliance Tech Larry replied 8 years ago.
it broke the brake package and you will need a tech to come out and repair it because it takes a special tool to release the spring inside so you dont get hurt ,,,, the tool alone cost over $100 ,,, total repair should run under $250 ,,,, thanks Larry
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