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Loud screeching noise on spin cycle

WHEN SPIN CYCLE IS STOPPED THE DRUM STOPS IMMEDIATELY RATHER THAN SPINNING DOWN SLOWLY...ALMOST LIKE THE PARKING BRAKE IS ON. VERY LOUD SCREECHING WHILE SPINNING.

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I have the same problem...during SPIN it make a LOUD SCREECHING sound.

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I have a Maytag Bravos Washer - I have the same problem. It cost as much to change the spin bearing as to buy another washer. Sounds like an airplane landing in my home when it goes on spin cycle.

Remember its whats inside that maters - I will never ever again buy another Maytag!

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I have the same problem, but without the drum stopping abruptly. It will slow down then stops. The screeching comes and goes as of now, did you ever find the cause of this problem?

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