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Maytag Washer is Making Loud Noise


The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer is making loud noise are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer is making loud noise

Cause 1Drive Pulley

The drive pulley might be worn out, cracked, loose or bent. Remove the drive pulley and inspect it carefully. If the drive pulley is damaged or defective, replace it.

Drive Pulley for your MaytagWashing Machine
Drive Pulley - Part # 1154620 Mfg Part # WP8182650

Inner tub drive pulley

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Cause 2Drive Belt

The drive belt might be defective. Over time, the drive belt dries out and starts to crack. Eventually, a piece of the belt can break off, causing the belt to make a loud noise whenever the motor is running. To determine if the drive belt is broken, inspect the drive belt. If the drive belt is broken or damaged, replace it.

Drive Belt for your MaytagWashing Machine
Drive Belt - Part # 2118282 Mfg Part # WPW10388418
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Cause 3Drain Pump

If the washer is making a loud noise while draining, the drain pump might be clogged or defective. Sometimes, small objects or articles of clothing can get caught in the drain pump. To determine if anything is blocking the drain pump, remove the drain pump and check the pump for obstructions. If the drain pump is clear of obstructions, but is still noisy during the drain cycle, replace the drain pump.

Drain Pump for your MaytagWashing Machine
Drain Pump - Part # 1200164 Mfg Part # 280187

Washing machine drain pump assembly. If the washer does not drain the pump may be clogged, damaged, or defective.

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Cause 4Drive Motor

The drive motor bearings might be worn out. Washer motors are normally very quiet during operation. To determine if the washer motor is defective, remove the drive belt from the washer and then run the motor. If the motor is still loud, this indicates that the drive motor is defective and needs to be replaced.

Drive Motor for your MaytagWashing Machine
Drive Motor - Part # 1164507 Mfg Part # WP8182793

Front load washer drive motor with pulley. NOTE: This part is often incorrectly diagnosed.

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Cause 5Water Inlet Valve

If the washer is noisy or loud, particularly when the washer is filling, the water inlet valve may be at fault. Over time, mineral deposits can build up inside the valve and cause a restriction. If the water inlet valve is restricted, it will make noise during the fill cycle. If the water inlet valve is defective, replace it. Do not attempt to repair the water inlet valve—taking apart the valve makes it susceptible to failure.

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Water Inlet Valve for your MaytagWashing Machine
Water Inlet Valve - Part # 1194900 Mfg Part # WP8182862

Washing machine water inlet valve. A long or slow fill cycle is often due to a restricted water valve. The valve should never be disassembled and cleaned, only replaced.

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