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"jackhammer" sound coming from my washer

Maytag performa washer -- fills and agitates and spins, but makes a horrible "jackhammer" sound when spinning, agitating, before rinsing, etc.

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# Balance the load
# Level the machine
# Inspect the water pump for a blockage
# Inspect the coupling
# Inspect the transmission
# Adjust the drive belt tension
# Check the motor bearings
# Check the drum brakes

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Maytag top loader has the jackhammer sound and I hav
e pull it apart and the motor is loose and the fome has come out how do I fix it

Posted on Jun 09, 2012

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