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Loud noise my maytag neptune sounds like an airplane overhead when spinning

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  • peterbuilt67 Jan 30, 2009

    sounds like a dry bearing..like an airplane taking off..very loud

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Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary

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