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Growling, squealing noise on start up. Then it usually goes away. But sometimes it remains less noisy when running, sometimes goes away all together.

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Start by running a checkdisk on your drive. This can be done by opening my computer, right click on your harddrive, typically c:, and then properties. In the window, click tools and under error-checking, click check now.

Or, you can open start and click run, then type chkdsk.

Maxtor also offers a few tools to check for bad sectors on your drive, as well as the Ultimate Boot CD has some tools, found at

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Joe, do you mean a bearing track?
If so, a bearing -or track - usually makes a grinding or knocking noise, not a squealing noise.

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From what you have described I believe what you have is intermittent belt squeal in the serpentine belt. These tend to squeal in cold and damp weather and usually the noise will typically dissipate once the belt warms up from friction and radiated engine heat. (This is not always the case however).

You should check the belt for age and wear and, if in doubt, replace it as these are quite inexpensive items which need periodic replacement in any event. Also make sure the current belt - and any replacement - is properly aligned on the pulleys.

If you have no record of when the belt was last changed I would replace it even if it looks ok. These are easy and quick for an experienced person to replace.

Often when you replace the serpentine belt the squeal will disappear but return again as the new belt "wears in".

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If your dishwasher seems noisy, check these:
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As motor bearings wear out, they can become quite loud when the motor runs. They wear out quickly if they frequently get wet, because the water washes away the motor bearing grease. Bearings can get wet if the spin seal is defective. Then there will also be water leaking onto the floor beneath the dishwasher. Replace the seal if it leaks (read about the main tub seal in the "It leaks" section, later).

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spray arm coundit against the upper rack with the plastic wire tie. Run the dishwasher. If the noise goes away, you have verified the presence of a worn “O” ring. Remove the wire tie when the test is completed.
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