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Constanat noise from motor, seems to run ok

A new noise has appeared and it seems to be happening during the wash and spin cycles. It is this constrant higher pitched reeeee sound and quite loud. If I was going to guess, I would think it is something in the motor or possibly a bearing. When I took the clothes out, they seemed to be as wet as normal, so I am guessing its not a belt. I was able to get the lid opened while it was running and it did seem to look like it was struggling to agitate and spin the tub. Trying to determine if it is worth calling a repair man or just cashing it in. It's only 9 yrs old, I was hoping a maytag would last me a lot longer than that.

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  • amybarch Jul 14, 2008

    My husband pulled the washer apart over the weekend, and the culprit seems to be the water pump. He's relatively handy, so will attempt to fix it himself. Probably just a matter of time until it died all together. Thanks for the assistance!

  • Toby Norton
    Toby Norton May 11, 2010

    Have you checked for any blockages in the pump? This could cause the same problem. If not, most of the time, it is usualy the tub bearing. And if that's the case, you're looking about $100-150 in parts and labor. Unfortuneately, the average life span on most machines is only about 5-7 years anymore whoever makes or sells them.

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Well, I'm glad the pump suggestion helped then. If you need anything else, just drop us a note. :)

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