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    • Part Number: AP4044557
    • MFG Part Number: 34001303
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Our washer is about 7 years old. It started making a lot of noise and we called a tech in to look at it. He said we needed to replace the rear drum bearing and assembly. He quoted $550 for the job. I decided to tackle this myself and I replaced the assembly yesterday. We think it is still noisy and it shakes more than before it got noisy (say, about a month ago or more). What I want to know is should I replace the four dampers that support the outer tub to settle this thing down? I will definitely be pulling it out again later this week to recheck for any loose bolts, nuts, etc. If I do that, I will replace any other parts that need replacement at that time. Also, while I am at it, should I replace the drive belt? I don't want to waste money on this, but it would be nice to have some piece of mind for the next five years or so. Thanks, Jim D.

Jim D. for Model Number Maytag Washer MAH8700AWW

ANSWER Hello Jim. I would check and see if the shocks are cracked or broken on the unit and if not, I would look to see if anything is loose. Also, make sure the shaft on the inner basket is not worn and needs to be replaced. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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