During the spin cycle the machine has gotten louder and sounds like the bearings are wearing out? even when you spin the tub with no clothes in it when off it sounds like that. the overall sound of the machine is alot louder. are there rollers/bearings in there that can be changed by the owner. where can you buy the parts and how easy is it to do .
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Re: spin cycle noise. no longer sounds smooth
The rear half of the outer wash drum (which contains the rear bearing and tub shaft seal) needs to be replaced. On a 1 - 10 scale, this rates a difficulty rating of about an 8. An experienced appliance tech can do it in about 2 hours, and hit you up for about $500. I do not suggest this as a do it yourself repair. Did you know that the new LG machines use a balance ring to make them much smoother running? (Hint: It may be wiser to replace the machine.)
You can find a service provider, to do the repair or just get parts here: http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair/support-repair-provider-lookup.jsp
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If it is making a sound like a loud rumbling sound similar to a jet plane taking off, it probally due to the seal has failed causing water to leak into the bearings. The bearings begin to rust, and no longer round and the noise gets progressively louder. It can be rather expensive to fix. Get a few estimates before deciding whether it is worth fixing.
sounds like a bearing... although it could be the water pump... water pump is an easy fix... bearing is not an easy fix... take the belt off the bottom of the pump (under the machine) and see if it spins freely by turning it w/ your hand... or if it seems really stiff... if it looks good then it's def. your bearing...
make sure heavy items are evenly distributed in the barrel. if to loud , stop the machin by openning the lid and make sure the weight is evenly distributed. never just throw laundry in , place it so wieght is evenly placed around.
OTHER THEN CHECKING THE WATER PUMP I THINK YOUR RIGHT THE BEARING ARE GOING,IT WILL WORK FINE TILL THEY LOCKUP THEN THE BELT WILL BURN OFF,BUT I WOULD CHECK THE WATER PUMP ALOT OF TIMES IT JUST THAT,LET ME KNOW -MIKE
okay If these efforts fail, Next, test the timer motor, inspect the pump for blockage (see below), test the machine motor.the sound during spin cycle may be due to gears on the motor shaft wobble, the bearings may be worn out or some of the moving parts may be misaligned.
its a sign that the motor, the rotor, stator, or brushes may be worn .or the motor is overheating and may require lubrication, the motor's windings may be wearing out
If the motor is too hot to touch, something may be blocking ventilation around the motor.
the , bearings may be worn out
Inspect the water pump for a blockage
Inspect the coupling
Inspect the transmission
Adjust the drive belt tension
Check the motor bearings
Check the drum brakes .
IF IT ROARS LIKE A JET PLANE TAKING OFF, THE SPIN BEARING IS FAILING. PROBABLY, THE REAR SEAL HAS FAILED ALLOWING WATER TO GET INTO THE BEARING.
THE BEARING HAS LOST ITS LUBRICATION SO IT IS GETTING DRY. IT WILL CONTINUE TO GET LOUDER AND LOUDER THE LONGER REPAIRS ARE PUT OFF.
THE ENTIRE BACK HALF OF THE OUTER TUB WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED. THE BEARING IS PART OF THAT ASSEMBLY. CAN BE A COSTLY REPAIR.
this is my experience repairing the maytag washer Atlantis mav series 9750 aww, I had to replace the spin bearing since it was making a jet engine noise when it was spinning out the water. its not an easy job for my 1st time taking this machine apart, you literally take it all apart to get to this bearing, but now I can show how to do it with pictures making it easier for you to do it. even if you have to replace something other than the spin bearing, this how to tutorial will show you how to get to most of the parts in this machine tutorial located here tutorial located here https://sites.google.com/site/maytagwasherrepair/maytag-washer-repair