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Maytag washer noisy

Common reasons your Maytag washer is noisy

The most common reasons your Maytag washer is noisy are a damaged suspension rod, malfunctioning electronic control board or a broken motor.

  • 68%

    68% of the time it's the
    Suspension Rod

  • 12%

    12% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 9%

    9% of the time it's the
    Motor

  • 11%

    11% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Maytag washer

    Suspension Rod Replacement

    When the suspension rod in the washer is damaged, worn or broken, the wash tub will vibrate excessively and may bang loudly against the sides of the washer cabinet. This is because the suspension rod will no longer have the ability to support or stabilize the tub. A damaged or worn suspension rod can lead to excessive damage to other components of the washer, so have a Sears Home Services technician inspect the washer and replace the rod if needed.


    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    A malfunctioning electronic control board can lead to various failures in a washer. This is because the board serves as the brain of the washer, controlling crucial components such as the water valve, drive motor, drain pump, and cycles. If the electronic control board fails, the washer may not power up or display the cycle status. Additionally, it might fail to fill, agitate, spin, or drain. In some cases, a shorted board may emit a burning smell.

    Motor Replacement

    A broken washer motor will prevent the spin basket from rotating or agitating, and can also cause a variety of other issues that affect the washer’s ability to function properly. Signs that the motor is wearing out include unusual noises during operation, such as grinding or squealing sounds. The washer may also exhibit erratic spinning or agitation, with clothes not being properly rinsed or still soaking wet after the spin cycle. Additionally, a worn-out motor may lead to the washer not completing its cycles, stopping abruptly, or not starting at all. Burnt smells or overheating around the motor area can be indicative of internal problems. In some cases, visible damage to the motor itself may be apparent.

    What to expect when you experience a Maytag washer makes noise issue

    How is the makes noise problem fixed?

    Correcting most makes noise problems usually involves replacing the suspension rod, electronic control board or motor. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

    Sears Home Services recommendations for a noisy washer

    When the washer makes noise it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of washer failures.

    What to look out for with a washer that makes noise diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your washer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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    Why is My Washing Machine Making a Loud Noise?

    Most washers produce sounds during operation that are considered normal and not indicative of any problems. For instance, a gentle humming or buzzing noise often occurs when the machine’s drive motor and drain pump are functioning as they should.

    Additional possible Maytag washer symptoms you may experience

    • Maytag washer leaking
    • Maytag washer leaking from bottom
    • Maytag washer no power
    • Maytag washer not agitating
    • Maytag washer not draining
    • Maytag washer not filling
    • Maytag washer not spinning
    • Maytag washer not starting
    • Maytag washer not turning on
    • Maytag washer not working
    • Maytag washer won't drain
    • Maytag washer won't start cycle