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Screaming spin cycle noises. Belt rubbing? very loud. GLWS1233AS2 2006

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Hi Annette, I am happy to assist you! From what you have described it sounds like you either have a problem with the belt, front (and/or rear) bearing, or a loose connection with the motor or drum. I recommend contacting a professional to accurately diagnose the issue, the part(s) may have to be replaced depending if they are worn, damaged or loose. You can often locate a qualified tech through the manufacturer website. If there is anything else that I can help you with, please feel free to reconnect!

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SOURCE: loud cliunking noise in beginning of spin then won't spin

get a flashlight and see if a foreign object has fallen down through one of the tub holes and is jamming the tub you have to look real close

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