Question about Maytag Neptune MAH6700A Front Load Washer
Make a loud noise like if is touching metal. Could be BEARING broken?
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If the sound is consistent/non-stop like a screeching/high-pitch, then yes, it would be the bearing. If however, the sound is more like thumping/rumble, then it would be the tub/drum itself rubbing against the support, bracket or structure. While this indicate an out-of-alignment issue, the bearing could very well also cause the said misalignment. Depending on the number of years in service, some components ten to be rusted or bent. It is also possible for the support brackets/rods/system to have failed.
Initial course of action would be for a look and see by opening the bottom/kick panel and/or the rear. Visual inspection while the tub/drum is manual turned would reveal where the sound is coming from. Thereafter closer inspection would reveal if it is a bearing issue or a support structure problem.
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Posted on Jan 28, 2009
The bearing might have worn out or broken.
Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
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