Maytag MAV8600AWW noisy spin cycle
Posted 20 December 2010 - 11:43 PM
I've got a Maytag Atlantis MAV8600AWW washing machine that's probably close to 9 or 10 years old now. Aside from the noisy timer (it sometimes makes a buzzing noise) we've had no problems with it. Recently, it has started making a high-pitched noise during the spin cycle. It appears to still be functioning properly but the noise is annoying and needs to be addressed before it gets any worse. I'm not sure the noise qualifies as a squeal - some might call it a high-pitched whir.
At first, I thought it might be a drive belt that's starting to go bad but I believe this machine is direct-drive. There are no strange smells or other symptoms - just the high-pitched whirring noise that only seems to be present during the spin cycle. Could it be a bearing going bad?
I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction on what I should be checking or looking for.
Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:34 PM
Edited by Trying to help, 21 December 2010 - 07:36 PM.
Posted 23 December 2010 - 10:31 PM
I don't think it's the pump though as the frequency of the noise seems to be directly related to the speed of the spinning tub. It also varies slightly (like a vibrato) if the tub is slightly off-balance.
Thanks again and happy holidays!
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