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Spins really fast and loud and is leaking at bottom of tub where shaft goes in

My machine spins very loud.It didn't spin loud when I first bought it. It also leaks at the bottom of the tub where the shaft goes into the tub.Please help.

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Buy a new washer .specifically a direct drive whirlpool,no belt. maytag washers are not what they use to be.

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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I have a kelvinator K605 top loading washing machine it is very loud when it spins.



THE DRIVE PULLEY- If the washer is making a loud noise the drive pulley might be worn out, cracked, loose or bent. Remove the drive pulley and inspect it carefully. If it is damaged or defective replace it.
THE DRIVE MOTOR- If the washer is making a loud noise the drive motor bearings may have worn out. Washer motors are normally almost silent when they run. If the motor is run without a belt hooked up to it and it's loud it will have to be replaced.

The drive coupling connects the motor to the transmission and consists of two plastic drive forks with a rubber coupling between them. One of the drive forks is attached to the drive motor shaft and the other is attached to the transmission input shaft. As the motor shaft rotates, the rubber coupling between the drive forks absorbs the torque to prevent the forks from breaking. Normal use will create wear on the coupling and eventually the drive forks may slip and cause a vibrating noise. If the transmission seizes or if the spin basket cannot turn freely, then the coupling may fail and again you may experience a vibrating noise. Most models will require you to remove the cabinet to access the drive coupler. Disconnect power from the appliance before attempting any repairs.

A worn drive block will usually have a pounding sound, like hammering metal, during spin when it first starts. If there is enough interlocking tab left on the drive block, you'll see it finally engage at top speed with an empty basket.

In a transmission lock up the holes get enlarged in the rubber isolator and the studs break off the motor and transmission couplers. This is usually caused by the abrupt motor reversal between the agitate and pump out functions. If you hear a loud bang every time the motor reverses, the coupler is getting loose. An obvious sign of a failed coupler is a pile of black rubber shavings under the washer. If the motor runs and the agitate and spin functions don't work, the studs may have broken off the coupler (old coupler design) or the coupler may have broken at the shaft (new design) and you need a new coupler kit. The coupler can also just crack around its center hole allowing it to slip on the motor or transmission shaft hampering those functions.

If the washer is making a loud noise the drain pump might be going bad or might have something caught in it. Remove the drain pump from the washer and inspect it carefully. Look for anything that might be caught in it, a piece of wire, plastic, etc. If nothing is wrong with the pump, but it's still noisy it will have to be replaced.

Front load washers often use a self contained electric drain pump and the motor may be worn or damaged and require the complete pump to be replaced. Remove any foreign objects or replace the worn or damaged pump, thencarefully tighten the hose clamps and check for leaks before installing the cabinet or front panel.

All front-load washing machines have shock absorbers that are used to dampen the tub movement in the spin cycle. The shock absorbers or struts are attached to the base frame and to the outer tub and you will need to remove the front panel or the rear panel to access them. When shock absorbers weaken or become damaged, the machine will often make a loud banging sound during the spin cycle and if the symptom is not corrected, can lead to damage of other components. Inspect the shocks for signs of broken attachments, leaked fluids or a weakened dampening action and replace both shocks if worn. Remove power from the appliance before attempting this repair.

Some models of top-load washers use tub dampening straps to cushion the movement of the tub during the spin cycle. There are four straps attached to the top of the tub and to each corner of the cabinet

Also There are four suspension rods that suspend the tub and allow the tub to free float. If the suspension rods are noisy, there will be a squeaking noise during wash. You can fix this by putting bearing (lithium base) grease in the cup that each rod rests in. If it continues to squeal replace all four rods the cups come with the rods, replace them as well.

If your washer has a loud banging noise during spin the balance weight may be loose. This weight is to counter act the weight of the motor so you will find the weight directly behind the motor. Sometimes simply tightening the bolts will fix your issue but if the bolts are stripped out get some bolts slightly longer than the original bolt to allow you to put a locking nut on the bottom side of the mounting plate. If the weight is broken replace it.

Another noise issue can arise from a worn SNUBBER RING on some washers that have a snubber like some Maytags, if u notice tiny pc's of white/grey shavings on the floor or around the bottom washer area? A sign of bad snubber. When removing to replace be careful as the spring underneath is pressure loaded.

A very similiar sound can be produced when the belt is worn but the difference is that a snubber noise can be produced during the spin cycle or when the cycle has finished and the spin tub is coasting to a stop. A worn belt noise can only be produced while the motor is actively engaged in spinning the spin tub. If it is discovered that the belt is worn and the base has black, shredded belt residue then it may not necessary to clean it out (belt residue generally will not cause a problem with the snubber). It will be necessary however, to find the cause of the belt failure.

Lastly Washer vibration can be caused by a broken counter balance spring. Ur washer may be equipped with one or more counter balance springs which help to absorb the natural movement of the spinning tub. If a counter balance spring fails the tub might lean in one direction more than another and it will shake and cause vibration.
By the way my advice is free cuz God is good!

Jan 26, 2016 | Washing Machines

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Maytag washer model MAV6200AWW

pop off the front panel and look at the inside of it,if you see black dots on the bottom half and on the other walls like half way up from the bottom you have bad tub seals,the seal is made of metal and rubber,when it leaks and in spin it will shot out water and it will be black from the rubber,also you can fill it as high as it will go,then turn the timer to spin and watch where the tranny.and tub meet,if it sounds like marbles spinning and grinding and water leaks out it's the seals.if so time for new washer

Jun 23, 2013 | Washing Machines

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Kenmore Elite Oasis Top Load Automatic Washer Model 2708 When spinning it makes very loud noise. Also water leaks out the bottom when in operation

Sounds like the main outer tub and bearing assembly is bad. Water has(is) leaking through the main center seal, through the bearings(noise your hearing is these bearings) The tub and bearings with seal and center shaft come as a assembly, not a inexpensive repair. Also the water is getting on a little electronic board called the roto position sensor which can fail, found as part of the motor assembly on the bottom. Causes corrosion on the connection to the wiring. Your main problem is the outer tub assembly........ Good luck.......(I would also suggest you unplug the drain motor(some have a recirculation pump also) to make sure while spinning empty to run only the main motor that this is for sure the noise and water leak if this is your first repair)

Sep 03, 2011 | Whirlpool Cabrio WTW6600SBT Top Load...

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When my washer is in the spin cycle, it has begun to spin very fast. It is about 10 yrs. old. The sound that it makes is extreme and frightning! should I be concerned?

Yes, I believe that the sound that you are hearing is often described as a jet taking off. If this is the case, start saving for a new washer because the repair bill will often be just as much.

What I believe you are experiencing is the tub bearing gone bad. What happens is that the shaft that holds the stainless steel basket where you place you clothes has a shaft that comes off the back and goes through the outer tub (which is plastic and holds the water). Where this shaft goes through this plastic tub there is a bearing. This bearing is protected by a seal that keeps water from escaping along the shaft. When this seal fails the water travels along the shaft into the bearing where it washes out the grease and rusts. Causing a loud noise when it spins. This can go on for months this way however, eventually one of two things will happen. The seal will fail completely allowing large amounts of water to escape (all over your floor). The second option is that the bearings will seize up completely and your washer will not spin the water out of your clothes.

Sorry for the bad news. However, if you don't think the problem is what I described please get a second look.

May 17, 2011 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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When on a fast spin it is extremely loud, too loud...

Water in bearings causes rust, and rust in bearings creates noise...This is the most likely reason for the noisy spin....Check for any slop in inner drum....Bearings and seals and likely the shaft probably need to be replaced....Quite a big and complex job....Good luck....Nomess

May 18, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Screeching on spin. Kenmore 110.92284100 Extremely loud screeching noise on spin, drum turning very slowly, won't turn at all by hand, water completely drained out. Bad bearing locking up drum? Got a...

The spin clutch/brake assembly has failed; you must remove the agitator, tubs, bottom seal. then remove the transmission from the bottom; the spin clutch/ brake assembly is located around the transmission agitator shaft under the tub. not a job for the faint of heart; difficult fix; most people just replace the machine. an appliance parts store can get you the part and, give you instructions in replacement procedure if you wish to do this repair.

Apr 07, 2010 | Washing Machines

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During the final spin, it is making a loud sound, is there a bearing that could be going?

The Maytag Neptune washer has 2 bearings seperated by a spacer pressed into the rear of the outer tub. The shaft from the inner basket support goes through a seal ten the 2 bearings where it attaches to the drive pulley. A small leak in the seal will cause the bearings to fail. The regular repair is expensive for both parts and labor as the outer tub has to be replaced. You can check around your area for a service company equipped to replace only the bearings rather than the tub.

Dec 30, 2009 | Maytag Neptune MAH5500B Front Load Washer

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I have an Amana 2002 top loader washer model AlW880QAW.

take the front panel off. some of them have 2 screws at the bottom left and right side. Some of them you need to take a putty kinife and run across the lid and the front panel and find the clips there are two. push in and lift the lid. then remove I believe it's a 5/16 bolt to remove the front panel. You will then be able to see where the leak is comeing from. It could be just as simple as a hose or pump. But if it is leaking where the transmission meets the tub then that will be major surgury for someone who has never done that before. Does it sound really loud while it is spinning like a train is in your house? please let me know what you find and if you need any other help

Jun 02, 2009 | Amana ALW880WH Top Load Washer

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Admiral Washer Model#LNC6762B71

if water leaks in the tub your water valve need to replace. and thelower bearing. i can let you know how much the parts are.and valve is not hard to replace but bearing is

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