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I have a Maytag...

I have a Maytag BravosXL washing machine,works fine,but has started making a very,Very,loud noise on the spin cycle. PLEASE HELP!

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Maytag is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

It is 5yrs old, mod.MVWB850YW0

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Possibly, I can

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Why is it making that awful noise?

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 3 months ago

If the noise is only during the spin cycle, it means that your main bearing and seal has failed. This is a very common and expensive issue to repair I'm sorry to say on this washer. Below is a video that shows you how to replace the bearing and seal for this unit. The video shows a Cabrio washer made by Whirlpool, but Whirlpool bought out Maytag in 2006 and now your BravosXL and the Cabrio are the same units and use the same parts. The parts are about $100 if you wanted to do it yourself. If you call a technician out to repair the washer, it'll be about $300 to replace the bearing for parts, trip, and labor.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
my washer has a ten year warranty on motor and basket. Does it cover this particular part or problem?
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 3 months ago

It does not I'm afraid. It covers the stator motor and the inner stainless steel basket if it cracks. Those items usually never fail just for reference.

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