Maytag Performa Washing Machine - PUMP??

We have a Maytag Performa washing machine model PAV2300AWW revision 12 s/n 12566485YU. It sounds like the pump is going/gone. When draining it rattles/knocks like an engine with a bad rod bearing. Wifey said it stopped today but she messed with the control and got it to drain. Anyone know how to diagnose and change the pump?
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Coins or other items may have landed in the pump. You might open it up and look.
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It was the pump. The shim between the shaft and pulley was coming out and scraping on the pump body. Sounded bad. This machine has a removable panel on the rear of the unit that allows access to the pump (it's in the rear of the machine). To change it again would be a 30 minute job. Got the pump at Adam The Answerman (great appliance repair shop in Dallas) for $70 and got-r-dun. Thanks to the group - HDK
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Repairclinic .com is a first choice for many appliance problems.
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