MAH5500BWW Issues with Maytag washer

trooper1954

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MAH5500BWW
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I have the below captioned washer with the following issues:

1.Spin cycle does not activate all the time.....has to be reset and then works.
2.Sometimes after spin cycle tub not fully draining.
3.exceptionally noisy during spin cycle.

We have our house up for sale, and really don't want to buy a new washer if we don't have to.
Could someone help with diagnosing the problems and letting me know if this is all reasonably fixable or not?
Thanks in advance for any help.

Simon
P.S. Could provide audio of washer spinning if helpful.
 

Jake

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Yes, upload the audio or video of that noise please.

Its either your drain pump bearing or your main tub bearing.

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trooper1954

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Hi Jake,
Apologies for the delay. Finally uploaded a video of the noise at final spin. Hope it's suitable for diagnosis?
Let me know. The vibration is me not having a steady hand :)
Thanks
 

Jake

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Yuppers I heard it, its a bad rear outer drum bearing.

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You can get them locally at a bearings shop in your area, this thread explains all about it: Neptune bearing/seal issues....

But unless you have lots of time on your hands, I wouldn't recommend it. Both jobs are extremely time consuming. But getting the outer tub assembly is more expensive but less time consuming.

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trooper1954

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Thanks Jake,
I have done this once before, and remember what a challenge it was. Think I'll just get a new washer at that price for a drum.
Thanks for the help.
 

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Yes, I agree its best to go washer shopping at this point.:)

As they say "All good things must come to a end". 😭

Jake
 
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