I have an older Maytag washer (bought it used a few years ago, but I'd guess it's probably about 10-12 years old at this point... Model number under the lid says it's a 35-5369 - which literally doesn't turn up squat for parts, etc when searching for anyhting...so there's that.
Anyway, doing laundry yesterday, the agitator suddenly started making a grinding noise. Immediately I figured the dogs went out. They're fine. So I took the entire agitator assembly off and the noise is still there. So the grinding is coming from the shaft itself or below.
With the entire agitator assembly off and the shaft exposed, the shaft spins perfectly fine, but if you grab it with your hands, it stops. It's like something somewhere in the drive line is slipping when the slightest bit of resistance is on the shaft. But I don't know what it could be or where to start looking.
The thing probably isn't worth whatever parts would cost, so I'm beginning to think I'm going to have to suck it up and buy a new washer if it's not a cheap repair.
Thanks in advance!