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Whirring noise in spin cycle, 7 year old machine

Just started, whirring sound starts when spin cycle is initiated. Open lid and spin stops with noise stopping., sound not unlike a pulley spinning but not hi pitched.

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Re: whirring noise in spin cycle, 7 year old machine

Checking the pump woulb be the first step. The pump bearing get worn and begin to sqeal. If the pump is alright then the problem could be the spin bearing.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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