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My maytag washer that I purchased in Jan '13 when it spins

Customer Question

My maytag washer that I purchased in Jan '13 when it spins it makes a really loud humming noise and never was that loud before, what is wrong?
JA: What's the make/model of your device? How old is it?
Customer: I purchased it in January 2013
JA: How long has this been going on? What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Just stared two weeks ago, I have to turn TV way up to hear it. The living room is three rooms away from it so I have to close the utility room door.
JA: Anything else you want the electronics expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: other than that, it works fine.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dave and I welcome you to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 month ago.

Is the noise when it spins? Does the noise start slow and get faster until it sounds like a jet taking off?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It's a Maytag Centinnial Washer that I purchased in January 2013. It does sound like a jet taking off, cannot hear anything over it.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 month ago.

Okay, that would be spin bearings. The phone call is an extra charge and will not be needed. Spin bearing can be an expensive repair. Is this a top load or front load washer?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It is a top loader.
Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 month ago.

The top loader is less expensive to repair spin bearings. If you have a local repair you like they should be able to give you a quote. If you don't I can give you a company that could give a quote. All I need is your zip code.

Expert:  Appliance Tech Dave replied 1 month ago.

Do you still need help on this request? Please let me know.