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washer sounds like it wants to take off during spin cycle

washer sounds like it wants to take off during spin cycle

My Bravos quiet series is 4 years old and out of warranty. I had a local repairman charge me $85 to show up and tell me that I needed a new bearing, inner and outer tub for a total of $875.00, Obviously I did not have the repair done as it is cheaper to shop for a new washer.

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Guest [Entry]

"Tub Bearing

If the washer is making a loud noise the tub bearing might need to be replace. This is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the washer. The manufacturer recommends that if possible the complete outer tub and bearing be replaced rather than attempting to replace just the bearing in the tub. If the bearing is bad the problem is going to get worse very quickly and so either the drum and bearing will need to be replaced or the washing machine.

Go here and insert your specific model number to get an idea of your parts cost:

http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Par..."
Guest [Entry]

Had the same problem, 4yr old machine. I wound up buying an identical unit on Craigslist for about $300. I plan to replace the bearing on my old unit and sell it online. If I'm lucky, I'll break even. There is a pretty good video (2 parts) on YouTube; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqgfP3wM7.... You will need tool to press the bearing but lots of people sell the bearing and tool (3 day rental) on ebay for ~$100.
Guest [Entry]

One noise source is the drain pump hub assembly built into the pump pulley. I believe it is a slip clutch built into the pulley to deal with objects that might jam the pump. It contains a corrugated metal ring that slowly works its way upward out of the hub until it begins to touch the metal plate that forms the bottom of the pump. At that point it makes a terrible racket. You can work it back into place with a screwdriver, even without disconnecting the hoses. Just remove the belt and the three screws holding the pump in place. Tip it up and you can see the corrugated ring touching the bottom plate. Carefully pry between the pump base and the top of the ring as you turn the shaft. Move it a little at a time, and you can get it back into its original location with the top of the ring flush with the top of the pulley. You may want to tap on the bottom of the pulley to put the shaft back into its original position so the shaft turns freely. The problem will reoccur in a few years, but the fix is the same and the price is right: zero.
Guest [Entry]

"Tony, totally possible for bearings to be bad in your machine, if you can get the bearings off and replace your self may be a cheap fix. If you remove bearings take them to a industrial supply store and they can match up the #'s.

I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button."
Guest [Entry]

This is a long shot but if the timer sequence gets out-of-sequence up because of computer, switch, or motor, problems, the machine may be trying to spin with some water still in it. As soon as it starts spinning stop it and look for water inside the tub. If there is, this is a clue that the drain/spin cycle is not timed correctly. Usually some kind of control panel failure. Also if the water pump fails or plugs up, it may not drain correctly and then start spinning with water in it. These things are worth checking as it may help the technical department zero in on the problem and fix it for something less than the national debt.
Guest [Entry]

Very possible. Especially if it has endured many heavy loads. I know of a 5 year old Maytag Neptune that had the same diagnosis over 2 years ago. Never bothered with the repair. However it still works, just very noisy during the spin cycle.