The motors are supposed to have a slight amount of play in the shaft, mainly to accomodate the spinning drive pulley on the tub. The noise you hear may well indeed be the spinner bearings instead. Have you removed the rear panel yet and taken off the belt to spin the pulley by hand yet?
This is an easy machine to access. Here's a manual for you:MAH6700 Manual
(This is a Samsung made product, not Maytag)