Troubleshooting old Maytag washer - bearings vs pump
My Maytag washer is about 33 years old and was going strong.
Recently, I washed some heavy rugs and work clothes. Afterwards I found a couple pieces of wire that I forgot to take out of the clothes pockets.
Then a horrible loud whine started up in the spin cycle.
We've taken apart the pump and it looks okay. We've replaced the 2 belts. We looked between the 2 tubs and couldn't see anything big in there. There's nothing obvious stuck in any of the inner tub holes.
I'm hoping its not bearings. Could it still be the pump, even though there doesn't appear to be anything stuck in there and its draining okay?
DH insists the noise is coming from the pump, but in that echo chamber inside the washer, its really hard to tell for sure.
What a drag........we've spent about 4 hours on it to no avail. Guess its time for a professional.......but sometimes they don't know a whole lot more.
What do you think.......could it still be the pump? That would cost less than $30 to replace.