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Noisey during wash cycle

During wash cycle drum moves with agitator and makes loud squeaking noise

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  • valinflint Nov 04, 2008

    I just went through this same exact problem. It turns out that the pads on the brake were broken. However, be careful when they repair because I am still dealing with issues. Since they repaired the brakes, the machine has been extremely noisy as hey had to remove the transmission to change the brakes. Be sure that they replace all of the gaskets.

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Sounds as if your brake pads have broken, try removing the lower acess panel you should see the broken pads lying somewhere under the machine(at least pieces of them), i bet if you spinn the machine the drum doesnt come to a complete sudden stop after lifting the top( it should if the brakes are engaging

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The Agitator
  • Agitators are located in the center of the drum, or basket, of top-load washing machines. Front loading washing machines do not use agitators -- instead, gravity moves the clothes from the top of the drum to the bottom. Agitators usually consist of a tall cone fitted with arms at the base. The purpose of the agitator is to rotate the clothes and soapy water around the tub to clean the clothes. The agitator itself is not usually the cause of the squeaking noise. It is powered by the drive mechanism, which consists of a motor, clutch and gears.
Motor Problems
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Water Pressure Issues
  • The tub, or drum, fills with water right before the agitator turns on, and water continues to circulate throughout the washing process. As the tub fills and water circulates, you may hear a squeaking or squealing noise if you have high water pressure. This sound is caused by the force of the water moving through the pipes. To adjust this, turn the knobs on the hot and cold valves on the pipes that go into your washing machine.
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  • New washing machines may squeak at first as the parts "warm up," according to the GE Appliances website. The noise should disappear after five complete washing cycles have run on the machine. Unbalanced loads, overly heavy loads and loose items in the drum may also cause noise when the agitator comes on, but these things usually do not produce a squeaking sound.


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