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The machine will not agitate, before it stopped it made a high pitch noise off and on and cannot turn the tub

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Is this a top loader? Something jamming the under side of the agitator? Remove it to check. If the shaft that drives the agitator is frozen--may be bad bearings (and the source of the noise). If a front loader, the tub main bearing is probably frozen, again the probable source of the noise or maybe the drive belt was slipping.

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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.
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  • 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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