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GE GLD6500LOOBB Washer makes a growling or grinding noise during wash cycle operation. I believe it may be one or more of the rotating wash arms not seated properly and vibrating when spinning. Otherwise the washer works great. The washer is 19 months old, and this just starting doing this within this past month. Any ideas or suggestions.

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Open the door quikley while the washer is running. Is the spray arm spraying up and rotating. If not you may have a bad seal under the spray arm or a cracked one.

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