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Grinding noise on washing machine

Just today the washing machine started making a grinding noise when it hit the spin cycle. Now it makes the noise for an entire cycle. It sounds like a metal on metal sort of grinding. its very loud!!

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  • redhouserhs1 Dec 16, 2008

    same problem you described, except the sound from our washer is






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    intermittent
    and the washer is throwing the drive belt off.






  • lpreed71 Jan 03, 2009

    I am having the same problem with the grinding noise throughout the cycle. Did you solve your problem?

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    ahh what is that! PLEASE

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SolutionGuy
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SOURCE: Loud noise when spinning

I agree with Gittos on the bearing assessment. This considered part of the drive system. If it's less than 5 years old, your next move is to contact Sears and claim a warranty repair on the tranny (it has a 5 year warranty on it). If it's more than 5? Well, honestly it wouldn't be worth the repair. You'd have spent more money on all the parts required than what the unit is worth (worth= what it would sell for in working condition on the market). Hope it's less than 5!

Posted on Aug 12, 2007

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The rubber smell is the belt from the motor to the tub. The grinding sound is/was the tension pulley that keeps the belt tight. The bearing on the pulley probably went out and now the belt is burning because of the friction of sliding around the pulley. The belt and the pulley need to be replaced. If you have the room, turn off and disconnect the hoses. Unplug the electrical cord from the wall outlet. Remove the drain hose and any water in the tub. Carefully tip the washer over backwards, DO DROP IT!!! Now you should be able to see the motor, tub, tension pulley, and belt. With a basic 3/8' drive socket set, probably metric, and a couple of screw drivers you should be able to remove the belt and the pulley. Take the belt, pulley, and model numbers to an applicance parts store and buy replacements.

I only suggest this because I hate paying labor. If you are not machanically inclined then you are going to have to pay the labor.

Good Luck

Posted on Dec 19, 2007

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The Neptune bearings are an interesting breed... Maytag wants you to replace the whole outer tub which includes the bearings installed for $180 or so. You can replace the bearings yourself. See www.tonytool.com to see how it is done. The tool costs $379 or so... but it is designed for the service tech. not the d.i.y.er. But watching the video can give you an idea of how to do it yourself. The bearings were available on www.neptunewaxmotor.com for about $35.00. You will also need the Maytag seal kit 12002022 to complete the job whether you decide to replace bearings or the outer tub.

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

IrishDruid
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SOURCE: Grinding noise from hell - no spin, no agitation (except my own!).

Please see the following link for all possible troubleshooting tips:
http://www.repairclinic.com/0088_11_1.asp#Level1_3

Hope that helps! Should you have any further questions,please feel free to post them here.

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Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Grinding Noise when Washer Attempts to Spin

It is probably the same problem because it is trying to drain during the spin cycle. My machine sounded as though a chain wis clanking, the solution was removing a coin caught in the drain pump. Access the pump from the bottom of the machine. 4 screws hold the mounting bracket on undo those, the electrical connection and two hose to the pump. Undo three screws holding impeller to motor and coin can fall out. Examine for damage if it is not too tore up, put back together. Keep in mind that when you unclamp the hoses that water will come out.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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I had to replace the pump assembly, the pulley has a bushing in it that was working its way out and rubbing against the base plate of the machine.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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Thank you for using FIXYA!

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