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Noise while spinning

When I first bought this machine (Neptune fav6800) it was very quite. Now as time goes on it gets louder and louder during spinning. Maybe like a roaring sound. Could you tell me maybe what is wrong. Thanks

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  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    I had the same issue - turned out to be the clutch - replacement including labor was $400!

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The bearings are going out. Im having the same problem right now. The cost to fix is over $900. Needs a new outer tub and clutch assembly.

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