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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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Re: Very loud squealing noise in spinn.

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?  

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