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Washer makes loud, thumping noises during spin cycle.

The washer sounds like it has four large tennis shoes in it. The Maytag Neputne MAH4000 was purchased in 1997 but it was in storage from 2001 to 2005 as we were overseas. The washer started making a chirping sound during the intial phase of the wash cycle since August 2008 after moving into our new house (3 blocks from our old house). Then about one week ago, we started getting these load thumping noises during the spin cycle.

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  • jamesnan59 Jun 22, 2009

    You are talking about taking the back off and running the spin cycle and seeing if the tub wobbles?

  • jamesnan59 Jun 23, 2009

    We have watched from the back, and there is a lot of wobbling when the spin cycle first starts. Once it balances the load (I presume that is what it is doing), it tends to run smoothly. The bracket looks very secure and together and the belt appears to be in good condition. The washer is level, so not sure what else we can do.



    Not sure how you watch the tub in the front as the door is looked when running.



    Thanks for the info though.

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Support bracket that supports the tub is breaking. stick your hand inside and push up and down and see if its coming apart. if u look at it when it runs does it wobble?(the tub) if not take a look at the pulley on the back and see if its wobbly.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

  • Greg20
    Greg20 Jun 22, 2009

    watch the tub from the front..watch the pulley from the back

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