The one I worked on was not very loud at all. Fairly quiet. There was no agitation. All mine does is slowly turn and dump water on them clothes. I defeated the u-joint removed it and closed her back up. I tried running it with the u-joint in it and it would jam the agitator against the tub and bog down the motor. Washer works really great to me without that wobble mess. Motor would not cut out anymore. That dude spins like an extractor on final spin!