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My maytag Insignia (about 5 years old) sounds like a machine gun, sort of like metal hitting metal, when it spins. Then, it cuts off. I can let it sit for a while and then start it up again, but it does not work like it should anymore. I have a repair man coming out tomorrow to look at it, please help asap! Thanks!!!!
Sounds very much like the "spider" bracket which supports the drum on the centre shaft has broken. The "spider" is usually 3 alloy arms branching out from just forward of the bearing. It can still support the drum a little with one arm broken and even with two broken but when all three give way the drum is virtually independent of the shaft and bangs around a lot. If you can feel any looseness of the drum (particularly back and forward) it confirms "spider" arm damage. Very expensive to repair - labour intensive and replacement parts not cheap. This is usually a "terminal" problem. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
Sounds like it could be a bad bearing or brake package. depending on how much the charge is to repair/replace the part i woild weigh it against purchase of a new machine. either job is labor intensive
Posted on Nov 01, 2007
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