My Washing Machine got noisy, then gave off a burning smell…

Our Washing Machine is a Maytag Atlantis, heavy duty model. Last night, it started getting noisy, then stopped spinning, with a burning smell. Tonight, upon further investigation, the water pump pulley was grinding on the pump base. I disconnected the drive belt, the motor ran quietly. This is a 9 year old washer, so I did not want to have to buy a motor for it. I had assumed the cost of a motor would mean the end of this old reliable washer.

I checked online, to help with diagnosis of this fault. The first site on the Google search results was Part Select In fact it was a sponsored search result. The video attached is from Part Select. The cost of the pump from them is a little under $72. The drive belt is available there too, at a cost of almost $38, with shipping the total was $116.71.

So, I looked on eBay. After some searching, and comparing of part numbers, I found a pump for $21.25 and a drive belt, for $9.75 all from one seller, for a total of only $31.00, with free shipping.

These all appear to be generic parts, not OEM parts. So, I am trying to compare like for like.

So Part Select, nice site, nice video, but your prices are way TOO HIGH…


About Colins Place

Originally from the UK, now living and working amongst the corn and beans in small town Midwest USA
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