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We just replaced the gear case transmission on our maytag

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we just replaced the gear case transmission on our maytag washer, calibrated it, and 3 washes in it is making an awful noise during the wash cycle. Thoughts?
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: model #MVWX500XW2 and it's 4 1/2 years old
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes hopefully
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: i have a video with the noise it's making now...
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

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Can you tell as to where this noise is coming from ?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i cannot
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

so it is making this noise in an agitation mode or a spin mode?

And can you describe the noise?

Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

and was this noise there before you replaced the gearcase?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
both modes and no, this is a completely different noise since the gearcase was replaced
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

ok so if it is in both modes have you looked at the belt or the cover that goes over the belt to make sure it is not rubbing?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
i have not. I was needing advice as to where to start looking
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
is there a way I can send you audio of the noise it's making?
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

since it is in both agitations and spin modes I have to suspect it is with the belt ,cover or the motor components.

You would have to down load it to a place like YouTube then send me the link so I could go there and open it to listen.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
let me do that...
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

ok I will listen to it! not sure if by listening to it I will know where it is coming from or not!

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
https://youtu.be/oG-_k5NnzsU
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
see if i was successful at sending this...
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

and it is doing his all during the cycle or for just a few times?

And can you tell if the motor is running when it makes this sound?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
during the entire cycle. I did stop the wash cycle because it was SO loud. Switched it to rinse/spin to get the soap out of the clothes and it made the noise until that cycle was finished
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

I would have to say look at the belt /motor even remove the belt cover and see if it still has the noise.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok
Expert:  Whrlp Master Tech replied 1 month ago.

good luck and let me know what you find!