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The inner tub moves slightly while the agitator is washing the load. Also, there is a grinding noise accompanying the inner tub movement that seems to be coming from under the machine. Thanks, RSR

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This is an indicator that the helical-drive/brake package assembly needs servicing.

At this point in the machine's life, it is best to have the transmission evaluated, snubber pads replaced, and the brake package competently serviced by a Maytag Tech.

This is a complete disassembly process wherein several special tools are required to disassemble and reassemble the machine.

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Good job on the coupler and agitator cam! Way to go!

Now for the grinding noise... I assume that it wasn't making that noise before you worked on it, right? (except for the noise it makes when the coupler has failed. It make a kind of grinding noise, too.) So I'll assume that this is a different grinding noise.

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1.) Something is caught between the inner and outer tubs. Since you've had the cabinet off, you know that there is a perforated steel inner drum (the one with holes in it) and a plastic outer drum to contain the water. I've seen nails, paper clips, etc... get through the holes of the inner tub and get caught there. When the unit goes into spin, the object will spin along with the inner tub and rub the outer tub making a scraping/grinding noise.
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Note----> I don't doubt that you can't handle the next repair. It's just that I want to eliminate the simple stuff before moving to the more complex stuff.

Let me know what you find, OK? Also... BEFORE you remove the agitator, look at the distance between the bottom of the agitator and the base of the inner tub. Use your finger for measurement. You should NOT be able to fit the tip of your finger between the two. If you can, write back 'cause then we'll be going into the drive block (#2) repair.

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