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My washer is making a squeaking sound (like a belt rubbing, possibly?) when agitating. What's the most probable cause?

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Wild guess you are right! But could be other things. You will need to remove back to see if the belt is a problem. Could be the tention device perhaps a spring has broken or come off. Could also be something caught or binding underneath the agitator. Or depending on the age, may be bearings in the agitator transmission. Less likely may be bearings in the motor.

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Hoover 2300L 6.okg boss. Squeaking when agitating back& forth, not when spinning. Is this a bearing problem? & is it replacable. If so, from where in south australia? Or wherever.?




Washing machines don't usually run silently, but in most cases, a squeaking noise that occurs while the washer is agitating the clothing is not normal and signifies a problem. If the noise only happens when the washing is agitating, the problem is likely connected to the motor or your water pressure. Depending on the specific cause, you may feel comfortable fixing it yourself. Otherwise, call a professional.

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The Agitator
  • Agitators are located in the center of the drum, or basket, of top-load washing machines. Front loading washing machines do not use agitators -- instead, gravity moves the clothes from the top of the drum to the bottom. Agitators usually consist of a tall cone fitted with arms at the base. The purpose of the agitator is to rotate the clothes and soapy water around the tub to clean the clothes. The agitator itself is not usually the cause of the squeaking noise. It is powered by the drive mechanism, which consists of a motor, clutch and gears.
Motor Problems
  • A repetitive squeaking noise during the agitation cycle may signify a problem with the motor. Specifically, the belt on the motor may be wearing out. Some motors use rubber couplers, which also wear out easily. The belt is necessary for the agitator to turn, but over time, it wears thin, just like the belts in your car's motor. An easy way to test for this problem -- if you're handy -- is to take the belt off the motor and then run it. If the squeaking noise stops, the problem is indeed your belt. Of course, this means your agitator won't move. Replacing the belt should fix the problem.
Water Pressure Issues
  • The tub, or drum, fills with water right before the agitator turns on, and water continues to circulate throughout the washing process. As the tub fills and water circulates, you may hear a squeaking or squealing noise if you have high water pressure. This sound is caused by the force of the water moving through the pipes. To adjust this, turn the knobs on the hot and cold valves on the pipes that go into your washing machine.
Considerations
  • New washing machines may squeak at first as the parts "warm up," according to the GE Appliances website. The noise should disappear after five complete washing cycles have run on the machine. Unbalanced loads, overly heavy loads and loose items in the drum may also cause noise when the agitator comes on, but these things usually do not produce a squeaking sound.


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When my washer was on the spin cycle it was making a very loud high squeaking/buzzing noise, could this be the belt and how do i fix the problem? Thanks Crystil


The belt would probably squeak in the agitate direction also. I suspect a tub or clutch bearing is going out. If you find signs under the washer that it's been leaking, the tub bearing needs to be changed. It's a major disassembly job. The clutch bearing may be easier.

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2003 Yamaho RoardStar


Sometimes the belts will rub on the sprockets, and/or the belts are not "perfectly" made so have high and low spots. My 99 HD belt has been squeaking for years. It is really no big deal. Check with your dealer to see if they sell something called "Poly-Lube" and rub some on the edges of the belt, it won't hurt the rubber, but will give enough lube to quiet it down. You may have to re-apply after washing the bike.

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Dryer makes loud squeaking sound when spining


how old? Dryers squeak for one of 3 reasons..bad belt, bad motor or drum rubbing against dryer framework.
run it empty...intermittent squeaks usually are the drum...something's bent
continuous- is there any burning smell? If so, most likely the motor, if not, possibly the belt.
Open the top (most have screws or can just be pried open) and watch it run...identify the source of the sound if possible

try spraying the belt and motor with a little wd-40 and let it dry for a day, then try again.
If that doesn't help, repairman or new/used dryer...probably better off to find a decent one off of craigslist b4 paying to repair an already faulty machine

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My Electrolux washer is only 6 months old and the drum has started squeaking. What could the problem be?


NOT Solution - I just bought one last week and it squeaked for me today. Sounded like a belt. As the washer added more water to the drum to soak the clothes, the squeak went away. So not sure if belt slightly out of alignment - hence it rubs or perhaps a roller knob needs adjustment is what I am thinking.

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Kenmore top-loading washing machine squeaks


Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. Please check if there are any sucked small clothes, safety pin, lint or debris in the water pump. If the pump is fine then the squeaking sound may be due to gear dogs in the agitator or bad gear case. The washer will spin and agitate at the same time. If the washer is still under warranty then do not try to open, repair or replace any part to void the warranty.

Please do rate the solution and revert for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

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Maytag Performa PAVT920AWW washer makes a squealing sound


i am sorry but i had this problem happen before with my customer maytag performa, what i found out is that the brakes become crystallized, causeing a squeaking noise, remember in agitation, the brakes stops the the drum from spinning, what i advise you to do is change out the breaks or take the brake pads and rub them with sand paper

thanks

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Washer squeaks really loud while agitating. Drains great 6yr old


Could indeed be the belt or at worst it could be thr main bearing getting dry and gradually seizing up. Hope it,s the belt!!

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Agitator very noisy while washing


There is a small roller that tightens the drive belt for the drum inside this unit. If it is loose it makes a squeaking noise. Tightening this may solve your problem. You will have to take off the back panel to do this repair

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Try some anti-sqeek stuff on the belt, or just rub some soap on the belt.

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