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Maytag Neptune Loud Spin Cycle

My 6-7 year old Neptune has been very noisy only recently. It sounds as if it is always on "max extract" mode. I wondered about a belt or something. It does not shake and is balanced. So-it may be biting the dust?

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Im sorry,load spin cycle may be a bad spin bearing.remove lower back panel.look behind large black pully.if see rust ,water.metal fragments.thats it.cost a bunch to repair.ive done them 4 400 to 500$.God bless you ,tom

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