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Have maytag neptune model # mde4000ayw.its elect.mod. mades loud noise when turned on and drum is turning.

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IF IT IS A LOUD DEEP HUM WHEN YOU FIRST TURN IT ON AND GOES AWAY AFTER IT IS RUNNING, THE MOTOR BEARINGS ARE WEARING OUT AND WILL FAIL IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
IF IT IS CONSTANT SQUEALING NOISE, THE IDLER PULLEY OR THE DRUM SUPPORT ROLLERS NEED REPLACED.

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