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Squealing sound Older (1999) model Neptune Washer has recently developed a squeal when the tub reverses during wash cycle. Is this a serious problem? It doesn't seen to affect performance in any way

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Hi there,

the squeeling could be either the rear tub bearing or the the hub seal kit needing replacement. have you had a technician take a look at it?

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