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I have noticed in the last month that the Maytag Neptune washer is making a loud sound during the spin cycle. is this a mfg defect... something I can get fixed?

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Hi,
When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about that...

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