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If the noise only occurs during the spin cycle, then you have a bad main bearing and seal. Anything else like a bad pump or transmission would give a noise when it agitates as well. On these old top load washers, removing the bearing can be quite a task and depending on the model if it's the style with 2 belts under the bottom of the washer, I use a chisel and hit the bearing sleeve at the top hard and it will crack all the way down vertically since it's rusted and brittle. Then you can remove it. Otherwise there is really no way to remove it since it gets rusted and stuck in place.
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