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Noise sounds like a jet engine during spin cycle

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  • ljones4322 Nov 03, 2008

    My washer also sounds like a jet taking off during the final spin. It use to be quiet until recently.

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    Spin cycle very loud. Has a slight vibration and washer does not move about when in spin cycle. It's a Maytag Neptune Front Load, Model #MDG5500AWW. Purchased on 1-16-2001

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Yes, I have the same jet engine in my laundry room! We have already repaired it once before for around $600. And it isn't worth doing it again. Was there a recall on this Maytag Neptune? I purchased it around 2001 as well.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    i just ran into the same problem!! i purchased my washer November 2006 (so it's just 2 years old) here's a list of parts I need. outter tub $535.81---spinner assemble $144.89---spinner support $148.03---washer $5.04---lip seal $47.23--labour $180 + tax ==$1244.12!!!

    i paid $1200 for this unit 2 years ago!!!!

  • burn6 Dec 29, 2008

    Sounds like a 747 taking off of an aircraft carrier. Is there any easy fix. Can it be run in this mode?

  • Snow man Jan 24, 2009

    Same problem here, since Nov 2008, starting to see some rusty water underneath, opened the back, found out that the rotor pulley is showing some rustwater on itcoming out from the bearing....looks like the bearing is shot.....!!

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I have a stacking Neptune set. Same airport!! Was told it was a bearing that went bad due to NOT USING HE DETERGENT!! Who the hell ever heard of HE detergent. Seems the suds from reg. detergent creates pressure in the machine that messes with the seals and eventually wrecks the bearing. I was not ever made aware of the need for HE detergent and now my 5 year old machine is fodder for the landfill. A repair will run roughly a grand, I am not willing to hand any more money over to Maytag.

    That **** about the Maytag repairman being lonely??? It aint because they dont need's because nobody trusts Maytag anymore!!

    Oh, repair consultant said the usual life expectancy for these over priced pieces of junk is between 4-7 years. So much for being efficient!



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YEA!!!!!! thats a bad rear bearing, depending on age, id call a local authorized maytag servicer and see what they get to repalce it for you, perhaps you still have a part warr on certain parts, otherwise irts not worth the cost of repair

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Sounds like a jet engine during a spin cycle

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SOURCE: Neptune washer load noise.

I do know there is a set of bearings on the drum drive shaft. There is an inner and an outer. Some places mention that these bearings are no longer available. However, I found on ebay a gentlemen who sells these bearing and the seals in a kit for about $80.00. It comes with instructions on how to repair and will save a lot of money. I have done this once already to the same washer, now I am doing it again. If you search on ebay maytag neptune parts you will find his listing for a bearing kit. He also describes the jet engine noise.

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SOURCE: Very loud noise during spin cycle

Probably a broken strut or support. some call it a shock absorber.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: loud noises during spin cycles

Hello, If the noise is a squealing or grinding sound, you are likely looking at a bad seal and bearing.
If the noise is a knocking sound, it's more likely a suspension or out of balance condition.

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