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I have a Maytag overcapacity plus topload that makes a grinding noise during the spin cycle. It still spins but sounds horrible. Just started out of the blue. Any thoughts?

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SOURCE: "howling" noise during spin cycle (still there after changing burned off belt)

Travioso, there was two service flashes out on this model concerning the seal and bearing which means they had an issue with this washer. The howling noise you are hearing is the bearing and will need the new designed triple seal and bearing kit. This should be covered under your warranty, I believe it is 5 years. The numbers for the service flashes are TDL-0048A-B. Call Maytag and inquire about these service flashes, these should be covered. Catriver.

Posted on Jul 25, 2006

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SOURCE: Maytag Performa - Loud Noises during Spin Cycle

This washer is JUNK!!!!!! We have the same washer (2 1/2 years old) and same problem. Tried to replace the bearing myself, no luck. So I called a repair man to come out and look at it. As soon as i told him the model number, they would'nt even come out. Very common problem for this washer. We are on our way to Sears to purchase a Kenmore.....GOOD LUCK

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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Thomas Malailua

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SOURCE: Grinding Noise during spin and wash cycles but it' working ok

#1 issue have had with those as a repairman is the pump.the spot welds break and the pump rubs metal to metal also the belt can wear and flap.you can get somthing in the inner tub in those little holes[ie..nail]and when the tub moves it drags.to look at pump,belt motor pulley.tilt washer back .rest on wall and you can inspect all from there.God bless,tom

Posted on Jan 03, 2009

Anonymous

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I had to replace the pump assembly, the pulley has a bushing in it that was working its way out and rubbing against the base plate of the machine.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

Mike Inman

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SOURCE: Grinding noise during agitation on washing machine

check water pump

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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