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Maytag Insignia sounds like a machine gun and then turns off.

My maytag Insignia (about 5 years old) sounds like a machine gun, sort of like metal hitting metal, when it spins. Then, it cuts off. I can let it sit for a while and then start it up again, but it does not work like it should anymore. I have a repair man coming out tomorrow to look at it, please help asap! Thanks!!!!

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  • dezzie0 Dec 02, 2007

    Hi, I have a hotpoint front loader and i have noticed thwe glass door geting scrapes internally where the drum is hitting on the spin cycle. This has been happening for the last 6 months, but it is now making such a bad noise when spinning, i don't want to use it. It sounds like it's also hiiting the side on the spin even though i half just half load in there. Can you let me know what it might be and whether it might be more cost effective to just buy a new one? it's 6 years old.




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Sounds very much like the "spider" bracket which supports the drum on the centre shaft has broken. The "spider" is usually 3 alloy arms branching out from just forward of the bearing. It can still support the drum a little with one arm broken and even with two broken but when all three give way the drum is virtually independent of the shaft and bangs around a lot. If you can feel any looseness of the drum (particularly back and forward) it confirms "spider" arm damage. Very expensive to repair - labour intensive and replacement parts not cheap. This is usually a "terminal" problem. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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Sounds like it could be a bad bearing or brake package. depending on how much the charge is to repair/replace the part i woild weigh it against purchase of a new machine. either job is labor intensive

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