Speedqueen AWS44NW top loading washer.
Spin is very, very loud. And it is leaking:
Over here I have found: http://www.fixya.com/support/t5356544-machine_making_loud_noise_spins_cycle
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?
Many thanks, -T