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Washer made a loud noise after it filled up

My washer filled up completely with water and when it was time to start washing instead it made a very loud noise.

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The washer machine tried to spin but the bearings (or other mechanical part) broke. This is a serious issue that needs a technician for repairs.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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