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Maytag Washer Noise While Spinning

I have a two year old Maytag washer model sav515deww. At the fastest point of the spin cycle it starts to make a noise that sounds like something on the side of the inner drum is scraping on the outer drum. My only theory is that there is something stuck on the inside of the inner drum. Can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to remove the inner drum so I can inspect it. I am fairly handy but can not find instructions anywhere on how to get the inner drum out. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Maytag Washer Noise While Spinning

Most washer models have snap-clips holding the front of the top panel down, with hinge-like clips at the back. Carefully pry up the top panel on the front of the machine using a tool that won't scratch the finish, such as a plastic or wooden wedge. If it does not pop loose fairly easily, then carefully examine the back of the machine to see if this is a rare model that has screws holding down the top panel. (But really, it _should_ just pop loose.) Once the top panel is tilted up to expose the inside, you should be able to see everything you need to see inside the body to evaluate a spinning drum problem.

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Re: Maytag Washer Noise While Spinning

You would think that the lip on the top of the drum assembly would be ther to locate how far the top went down WRONG
make sure you can get a finger in between the inner tub and the top. lightly loosen the clamp around the tub and carefully lift the inner lid until you can fit your finger around the entire circumfrence then retighten the clamp

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Re: Maytag Washer Noise While Spinning

If its making a loud squeeking/scraping noise, in my maytag that i repaired, the problem was the waterpump. If you turn the washer on it's side, you will see that it has a belt with three pully's on the bottom. One pulley is connected to the waterpump and right where the pulley meets the metal plate it's connected to, there should be a gold coupling. This coupling sometimes comes loose and scrapes the metal plate on spin cycle (when the pulley is spinning) which causes the scraping/squeeking sound. If this is the case, you will see where the coupling has scraped a groove into the metal plate. The coupling will eventually catch while spinning and break entirely. The cheapest i found a water pump new is $80.

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