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Maytag washer makes loud grinding noise during the spin cycle

My washer is about 5 years old and has gradually started making a really loud high pitched grinding noise during the spin cycle. One day after starting a load it began to smell like somthing hot inside and like something was burning. I didnt use it for about 2 weeks and my husband was told to replace the pump. We did this and it still is grinding so loud! It is quite noisy during the wash too, but nothing like when it is spinning. I have tried setting it to the slow spin to reduce the noise and hopefully save use from having to buy another one, but it still is sooo loud. Please help, any advice will be appreciated. My husband refuses to call a repair man to come and listen to it and fix it for us....I really need this fixed asap- as I am starting nursing school on monday and wont have time for all this later.
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If it's making a noise then either your drain pump bearing is going out or your thrust bearing is going out (assuming the noise happens in both spin and wash). Tip the washer backwards so that you can get underneath of it. Take the belt off and spin the pump pulley on the right side. This should spin effortlessly.

The middle pulley is the trustbearing pulley. Spin this--- one direction it should have a little bit of resistance--- the other should have more resistance

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

  • tscanlon Aug 05, 2011

    Good advice. By testing how freely the three pulleys turn, I found the pump to be the problem - it was grinding when turned by hand. It is so easy to remove and take apart everyone should do that next. Check for foreign matter in the pump. I found half of a small metal snap-type button in the pump. Removing this fixed the problem - the pump spins freely. Cost was 1 hour of my time!

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MAYTAG MODEL MTW5770TQO IS MAKING NOISE WHEN DRAINING. IT IS NOT THE DRAIN PUMP. WHAT COULD IT BE?

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This type washer if not the pump then it is center tube shaft bearing big cost to fix by any repair shop.
You may get lucky and find something in between inner & outer tub
Buy a new or second hand washer do not invest in a washer that is to far gone parts are starting to get scarce for this type Maytag style
that is no longer made Whirlpool has bought them out so if it is only 5 years old should be a cabrio style gear box is $200 just for part

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

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    sorrry looked up model and you have a direct drive type washer still same problem but less for parts

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I had a Maytag washer almost 5 years old that sounded like a Jet Engine taking off during the spin cycle. It was the Tub Bearing - there are kits to do this yourself. To hire someone it would of cost almost as much as it would be to buy a new Washing machine. Never again Maytag - it was whats inside that mattered so I bought an LG washer.

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I have an Ariston A1636S auto washing machine, it is very quiet when washing and emptying, but when it comes to the spins it is making a very loud grating noise. We have had it quite a few years, but washes fine, there is no smell with the spins. Just this loud noise.

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