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The grinding (bearing) noise on "spin", now leaking rusty water under machine... 3 1/2 years old "Legacy" ??? NOT !

I read the McGyver reply, I have the same problem. has a bearing/seal kit for $50.35, is this what is needed ? Do you have the parts also ? I would need the same info you were going to send to McGyver.
My grandmother swore by Maytag, I swear AT Maytag ! Any information or suggestions would be deeply appreciated. Both the washer and dryer ar no more than 3 1/2 yeras old, I thought a "LEGACY" lasted forever ?!?!?!?

The washer AND dryer have been NONSTOP problems. The dryer squeeked continuously till I worked on the idler and ALL of the brake pads and retaining bolts fell off of the washer a year ago !

I can rebuild engines, dryers, furnaces, and in general fix just about anything. Question is, can I do THIS ?
One thing is for sure, I'll NEVER buy any Maytag product again.

Thank you very much,
Dave Rodkey
Southewest, Pa

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  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    agitator slipping and grinding noise... This washing machine was purchased in 2005.

  • vterm Mar 01, 2009

    My dryer is about 4 ;years or less. It know makes a thumping noise when drying and tonight it wouldn't spin and made a buzzing noise. My neighbor swore by Maytag. That's why I purchased a Maytag. It SUCKS. My Washer is a Whirpool. It's so much better.....



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Maytag has rear rollers and front drum glides when goes out sound like sand paper scratching, also inspect belt idler same noise

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