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GE Washer WPSQ4160T

Washer makes noise at start of spin cycle. When the spin cycle start. The washer makes a motor sound (grrrr, shot pause, grrrr). This noise starts out loud then progressively gets quieter and guicker as the tub reach max. RPM. When tub is at max RPM, the noise is gone. What do I need to fix.

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