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Sounds like a jetliner taking off!

I have the above model Neptune and when it spins out, it sounds like a jetliner taking off. I have had this for 4 years and this is the first problem.
Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    I have exactly the same "jetliner taking off" sound when on the spine cycle. Not to mention having to deal with mold and/or rust.

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    this machine has been fixed once 8 months ago , it is 4 years old , bangs and squeaks as it washes, doesnt want to spin


  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    I have the same problem with the spin cycle of my FAV 6800AWW. The spin cycle sounds like a freight train! I was quoted a repair cost of $500 to $600! My machine is also 4 yrs old. I emailed Maytag but the only offer they had was 15% off a new product! It's unreasonable for a machine to last only 4 yrs! Has anyone gotten any help from Maytag with this?

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Check you tub bearing

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