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Maytag performa pav3200 washing mach. very load shrill noise during spin

When the drum is rotating/spinning there is a very loud shrill sound. I would hate to provide a bias, but is sounds like a bearing related issue It is top loading maytag performa Model # pav3200 rev 12 serial # 122864777k . Do you hve a suggestion about what specifiic parts may be required for a fix? Thanks-Mike

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If you just bought it it probably is the shiping pin. it is a large boldt in the back of the front load machines, smaller pin in the side or rear on toploaders. it keeps the drum from spinning in transit. people forget to pull them all the time. especially if you installed it yourself. If that isnt the problem, try leveling it. Newer machines spin much faster than older ones and one tiny bit off level will make it rattle and shake.

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    One other thing to try is cleaning the machine. if it is a high effeciency model and you arent using the HE detergents it will build up and cause problems. Noises and partially cleaned clothes will be a big clue. Clean the empty machine with a washer cleaner, sold in most grocery stores. Or just put bleach in it and run 2 cycles. One with bleach and hot water, the next with just cold. water.

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I do know there is a set of bearings on the drum drive shaft. There is an inner and an outer. Some places mention that these bearings are no longer available. However, I found on ebay a gentlemen who sells these bearing and the seals in a kit for about $80.00. It comes with instructions on how to repair and will save a lot of money. I have done this once already to the same washer, now I am doing it again. If you search on ebay maytag neptune parts you will find his listing for a bearing kit. He also describes the jet engine noise.

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SOURCE: Maytag Washer HAV2558AWW loud noise during spin cycle

Your maytag is really an amana and the bearings are bad. Yes it does cost a lot. If i were you i would buy another washer. Get a whirlpool. (whirlpool now owns maytag)

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SOURCE: LOUD NOISE IN SPIN CYCLE

you have a bad tub seal asm. remove agitator, spin basket and tub asm. remove seal and install new one. good luck

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SOURCE: Very loud noise during spin cycle

Probably a broken strut or support. some call it a shock absorber.

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SOURCE: Grinding sound during agitation cycle on my Maytag Performa

Its probably you stator plate and rotor. But you need special tools for this repair. There a spring that is under 200 pounds of pressure and if you take the screws off that hold the plate its going to fly into you face if your dont use the special tools to depress the spring. Is it more of a clanking kinda of noise? DOes it olnly happen with heavy loads? Try this out. Fill the washer with water only. and get it into a wash cycle with water only. If there is no noise then put in like a load of towels. A heavy load. Now if you hear the noise now then its for sure you stator plate and rotor..hope this helps, but like i said you need those special tools to do this repair or injury can result from the spring part.

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