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I can't tell you how many times a year I have that description about a front load washer.
I always find the same problem with them too. The tub seals has let water get into the rear drum bearing making the bearing fail.
Remove the back washer panel and look at the center of the tub. You will often see little trail of grease and water residue from the seal leaking.
If you do not have a extended warranty it's can be a costly repair as you can not just replace the rear bearing. You will need to replace the outer tub that come with the bearing pre installed and often the spinner shaft too.
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Hello,Most likely this will be the drum bearings. Bearings normally last
quite a long time but some will fail sooner than others. Quite often
bearing failure is due to a faulty drum shaft seal which allows a small
amount of water through and in to the bearings. The bearings then start
to rust, which then accelerates the wear on the bearings. Thanks
if the machine is more than five years old or it gets a lot of use it sounds like the drum bearings are starting to wear. If it sounds like a jet taking off when it begins to spin then thats your problem. Basically bearings have seals which over time and use will eventually allow water in and the bearings will start to wear. Now is the time to get the bearings done before they seize. It can be a laborious and expensive job
it is the drum bearing seal and it has gone out and ruined the bearings,you would need a lip seal kit and appropriate bearings for that particular unit,i do a lot of maytag front loads and it can take anywhere from 2 hours up to 8 hours depending how the old bearings come out and the damage to the bearing and seal surfaces,the sooner you get to it the less chance of severe damage it will cause,because water will kep on destroying bearings till they lock up and destroy the drive pulley
It's probally the bearings are going bad. If you try to turn the drum by hand and it does not turn smoothly or has a rumbling sound, it means the bearings are bad. I had the same thing happen to my washer. Water seeped past the seal and the water started to rust out the inner bearing. You need to pull the washer apart to get to the bearings if you are handy. If not, the parts and labor are more than the price of a new machine.
Most likely this will be the drum bearings. Bearings normally last quite a long time but some will fail sooner than others. Quite often bearing failure is due to a faulty drum shaft seal which allows a small amount of water through and in to the bearings. The bearings then start to rust, which then accelerates the wear on the bearings.
Replacing the bearings needs well above average DIY skills to do, so unless you feel confident to tackle the job, can get hold of a tech manual, and can get hold of new bearings, it's time to call an engineer for a quote and then draw your own conclusions as to whether it's worth it.
the water swelled the shaft of the spin surport..you should have recieved the wash basket under warranty,,,the back tub bearing you have to by,,even and you can knock the basket out,,it wont do you any good because the tub seal its in that back bearing tub and it had a leak,,,but if you have to..set the plastic tub on the edge of a solid table,,,shoot your wd 40 duwn the shaft,,cover spin end of shaft with wood,,,and hit down slow and steady..onthejob
Control boards don't growl, the fry out and die. Sounds like a drive train problem to me. If it's a front load machine, the spindle/bearing assy. has gone to washer heaven. If it's a top load machine... could be the transmission, brake/clutch assy. or the tub bearings. In either case, if it's less than 5 years old, the drive system will be warrantied through the manufacturer.
If you could provide a make and model number, I could narrow this down to a fine point.