Speedqueen AWS44NW top loading washer.
Spin is very, very loud. And it is leaking:
Over here I have found:
Well, the only time the washer (speedqueen) is noisy
on spin is if one or both the bearings are faulty.
Normally when you get a leak, it means the hub/flange
and seal kit need replacement and this also includes
the top bearing because when soap suds leak past the
seal assembly it drips directly onto the bearing. The
acidic properties in the soap suds eats the grease in
the bearing which ends up becoming defective. One can
also get an anoying squeek if a bottom base gasket is
worn or removed. This would be audible even on wash
cycle.Conclusion, check the bearing on top of gearbox.
Sounds exactly like what is happening.
I found this on how to repair the stinker:
Way, way over my head. I think a repairman would be at it
for several weeks, if he ever could get the parts. This
all would probably cost a fortune to fix.
Anyway, a repair like this is a major, major job and is
beyond my abilities and tools.
Would you repair it anyway or replace it?