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GE washing machine has Squealing during agitation only. Pretty loud.

I have a squealing in my GE washing machine while it is agitating, only, not spin. Is this the agitator coupling, motor coupling or the transmission?
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  • bgwinger Nov 05, 2008

    I have same problem...only model is GEĀ wwjrr4170g0ww.

  • Crashgal Feb 23, 2009

    Mt Whirlpool Ultimate Care II #LSQ9564JQ0 makes short a short but loud squeal sound upon each agitation. It does not squeal during any other parts of the cycle, only agitation.

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Buffalo12980
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SOURCE: Loud noise

sounds like the absence of lubrication in the transmission. could be a bad bearing on the pulley side

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

Jimster
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SOURCE: My whirlpool top loader won't agitate.

Ok, sorry it took so long to write.  You listed the washer as a Calypso, but it didnt look righ, so did some investigative work for you.  What your describing I believe, is that the agitator top half (or the auger as well them) is sitting still and the bottom half if moving.  During the wash cycle, the top half is just sitting still.  If this is wrong, please let me know.  If this is right, you have a sort of simple fix.  Remove the top cap of the auger, pry gently between the cap and the agitator, the plastic cap will come off.  When you remove the cap, you will see another cap (sometimes you do, sometimes you dont) it will be white or dirty clear in color if its there.  You can put your finger on the lips and lift it straight off.  Then you will see a cap with a bolt in the center.  Remove this bolt (7/16" with long extension).  the agitator dogs (Sears part #387091) 387091.jpg.  You should see these under that last cap tha had the bolt in it.  Remove the auger (just slide it up and off), remove the dog holding cap.  Remove the dogs, but be sure you remember the way they go back in.  Next is the tricky part.  Take the cap upside-down, and place it back in the auger.  Quickly turn it back over, making sure the ag dogs dont fall out of position (you will be hating me the first couple time, just keep at it), then, with a long pair of needle nose, place the bolt you removed back in the hole.  Take your extension with socket, hold the bolt firmly, and slide the auger back on to the top of the agitator.  Make sure the locks and stuff fit right between the two.  Tighten the bolt (just snug, DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN, you will split the cap).  If all goes well and right, you should be able to roll the auger one way and not the other.  If you need any further help, or need someone to yell at when the dogs keep falling out, give me a shout, and we'll help you along.  Good Luck!!!!!     Jim

Posted on Oct 24, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Washing Machine Top Load LSC9355AN0 agitator frozen

Had the same problem, just hade to replace the agitator.there are teeth on it and it was stripped out.

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

SOURCE: Won't spin or agitate

Sounds like a burning out motor to me...

Posted on Aug 02, 2008

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SOURCE: agitator will not work on wash cycle

Order the upper aggitator clutch/dog kit $15. Now top half of the aggitator is doing its thing just like the bottom half. Hope this helps someone else too.

Posted on Oct 28, 2008

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SOURCE: INGLIS WASHER SUPERB AGITATOR DOES NOT WORK

sorry not real solution as I am not familiar with that design but recommend replacing machine.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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