A relative is having problems with an older maytag top load washing machine. During the spin cycle the machine makes a loud noise.
The noise starts to get loud once the water has emptied. It just sounds like the regular noise just louder. Almost like a large high power fan. No grinding our shaking.
I think it might be bad bearings, pulley or belt. But open to other suggestions.
What I'm curious about is if it is the bearings... What happens if the washer is continued to be used in this condition and any idea how long it might lady until the bearings completely fall and become unusable?