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Very loud squealing noise in spinn.

I have a Maytag Performa washer.  It is about 6 years old.  About 4 years ago it began a very loud screaming noise when in spinn.  I assumed it was a berring so I decided to let it dye a natural death and then purchas a more water efficient unit.  It keeps going and keeps screaming, it sounds like a jet plane taking off.  I took the water pump off and could see nothing stuck in it.  It works fine except for the screaming.  I'm thankful we have the unit in the garage.  

 

What could be the problem?

 

Thanks,  Jim

    

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If your Maytag is a top loader equipped with a vertical transmission under the tub, the squealing may be coming from, either the brake assembly, or the snubber which the entire pedestal rides on.  Could you please post back comments and let me know if this is the type of washer you have?  

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

  • Colleen W M Mar 18, 2012

    Hi Jeff- we have a Maytag top loader performa with the same problem, we checked the pump and it looks fine , we tested it before the pump was put back in and it didnt scream, then when we put the pump in and hooked up the belt it did scream. It spins very solid and fast but sounds awful. How do we know look at the brake assembly?

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