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Maytag Bravos XL Washer MVWB880BW0 has loud spin cycle and clacking during agitation


Premium Member
Dec 9, 2021
Model Number
1-5 years
Just got this washer used and it's got a loud spin cycle that I assume is the bearing, but also during agitation it makes a loud click/clack noise at either end of the agitator's turn. There's a video of this attached. Any thoughts on what I need to do to get things running right?

Yes for the spin noise, that's the bearing that's the cause of that noise.

Here's the outer tub and drive shaft repair kit:
Tub Seal and Bearing Kit W10435302

Here's the bearing and seal tool:
Bearing Driver W10447783

For the knocking noise while agitating look what @Chastylr said it was here:

Is the installation tool just a piece of allthread with something to press the bearings on? Or does it do something else as well?
That I don't know, I have not changed the bearing on this model as of yet.

He explains that bearing installation tool in this video:

That video glosses over how the bearing/spacer/washer go in. How loose should the sleeve be? Ive put the bearing in twice and the washer either isn't sitting square to the sleeve or something, as the shaft doesn't spin without rubbing once installed. The sleeve isn't touching on both sides and has maybe a 1/16" play up and down. The first time i put it together apparently the washer got misaligned and destroyed the bearing seal somehow, and j had to go buy a new bearing.

Honestly that video misses a lot of the important nuance, and I'm a really mechanically inclined guy. Which way should the washer go, for instance? Looks from the video like the fat end goes towards the top, but it isn't mentioned explicitly. How tight should the nut be? It's bizarre how vague the thing is.
Yeah, i looked all over and never found a definitive answer. I just cranked on it as hard as i felt i should and put it together. If it doesn't work I'll buy some new bearings and try again, but you genuinely can't put it together properly without knowing this stuff, and i hate leaving it up to luck.
Sure, but if you actually follow the video, what i mentioned is left to chance. Id you read the comments on the video, others have found the same thing. It's a washing machine so I'm sure it doesn't matter too much, but if I'm going to spend the time doing it, it'd be nice to have a better idea of what success looks like.
Ok, I understand.

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