Hi my name isXXXXX can help you with your issue. Very common question by the way.
The sloshing your hearing is liquid inside the balance ring. You should hear that sloshing, if you don't then you have a problem.
It helps balance the load during the spin cycle.
Oh, funny. Did it say that in the manual? My bought the machine 5 years ago and I don't know where she put the manual
I've had customers say the same thing about a ten year old machine.
You have solved the mystery. If I don't hear the slosh, then do I have to call Maytag repair and how should I label the problem?
The manual makes a brief statement in fine print hard to catch.
The unit would be bouncing all over the room and vibrating terribly
Does that happen after so many years?
Don't forget to press the accept button and leave a comment, Not usually but I have run into a few that have leaked the fluid. Don't worry it's not a high failure issue.
Good to know. Thanks.
Your welcome have a good night, and thank you.