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Loud spin noise from Maytag washer

I just replaced the 2 belts on a Maytag top loading washer, any idea what causes that load noise?

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  • ol4167 Jan 05, 2009

    thanks, where would that be, im new at appliance repair, any links would be greatly appreciated.Or maybe how i could get to it,THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR PROMPT REPLY!!!!! MUCH APPRECIATED.

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Check the drum bearing, a load noise, and often spinning problems are symptoms of a bad drum bearing.

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