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Loud noise during spin cycle.

Will the loud noise cause any damage to parts?

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  • djirvine Dec 06, 2008

    I have an approximately 2 year old Maytag Atlantis MAV6451 top loading washer and it has the same problem. It is extremely load on the spin cycle. It sounds like a jet taking off, and seems that it might even be running overspeed. Other than the noise it's working fine. Is this a bearing issue. If so, how easy is it to replace. I pretty technically inclide and don't mind tackling it myself.



    Also, I notice that one of the solutions mentions that this could be caused by powdered detergent. Can anyone exlpain what the issue with powdered detergent is? I know that my wife normally uses quite a bit of detergent.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    Sounds like a jet in the spin cycle. But comes and goes. if the bearings go, do you replace them? Or replace the washer.

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If it sounds like a jet engine and gets louder the faster it spins you have bad bearings and that wont hurt anything. If your using pwder soap that is what made the bearings go out so switch to liquid and it shouldnt get much worse.

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Tub Bearing If the washer is making a loud noise the tub bearing might be worn out, this is a common problem. The bearing can be replaced.

Clutch If the washer is making a loud noise in the spin cycle, the clutch assembly might be worn out. The clutch assembly makes the connection between the transmission and the inner tub. It is designed to allow the tub to get up to the proper spin speed gradually. As the clutch wears out it may become loud during spin or just after the spin cycle finishes. The clutch is not repairable, if it is loud or not working properly it will need to be replaced.

Drive Belt If the washer is making a loud noise the drive belt might be defective. Over time the drive belt will dry out and start cracking, eventually a piece of the belt can break off resulting in a loud noise whenever the motor is running.

Transmission If the washer is making a loud noise the transmission might be worn out or defective. There are many other more likely causes for noise from a washer. If the noise turns out to be caused by the transmission it may have to be replaced.

Transmission If the washer is making a loud noise the transmission might be worn out or defective. There are many other more likely causes for noise from a washer. If the noise turns out to be caused by the transmission it may have to be replaced.

Drive Motor If the washer is making a loud noise the drive motor bearings may have worn out. Washer motors are normally almost silent when they run. If the motor is run without a belt hooked up to it and it's loud it will have to be replaced.

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Drive Pulley If the washer is making a loud noise the drive pulley might be worn out, cracked, loose or bent. Remove the drive pulley and inspect it carefully. If it is damaged or defective replace it.

Pulley If the washer is making a loud noise the pump may be worn out, or something might be caught in it. Remove the pump and inspect it for debris. If it is clear and the blades spin freely the problem might be somewhere else.
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Motor Coupling If the washer is making a loud noise the motor coupling might have failed. The motor coupling connects the motor to the washer transmission. It is designed to fail if the washer is overloaded in order to protect both the motor and transmission

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