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Loud noise during spin cycle and agitator won't rotate

When washer reaches spin cycle a loud grinding noise starts and i lift up the cover and it appears that the agitator is trying to rotate. Sounds like a drive shaft is slipping??? The drive belt is still on. The washer is 10 yrs old and not sure how much money I want to sink into it to make it work.

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  • jeffreybarcz Jan 26, 2009

    replacing a main seal... is it a job for a professional?

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The machine is nknown to have bad main seals, in turn leading to the corrosion of the spin bearing, in which case makes it sound as if a helicopter is landing in your laundry room

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  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Jan 26, 2009

    if indeed it is a main seal then yes, and i say that because the tools requiredto remove the seal are not something you as a homeowner would have, or worht the costto buy for a one time repair

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