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Crosely top load washer model cw20p8ws

The problem that I am having is. You have to hold the on/off knob out on the spin cycle in order for the spin cycle to start and contuine to hold the knob until it has empty the water out.
Then after it has spun the water out and you let go on the knob you hear a very loud sqeaul (like tires squealing on a car) sound as the agitator comes to a stop.
May question is should I be looking at buying a new machine as this one is close to 15 years old?

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  • rcpilot3 Jan 02, 2008

    Thank you for comment. I was thinking the same thing.

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First problem is related to the timer. It is worn out and can no longer make full contact. That is why you have to hold it in position.
Second problem sounds like the brake/clutch is dry. Most of these machines used a wet braking system. It's repairable but not cost effective.
Might be better to look into a new machine as the cost of repair may be more than the old unit is worth.

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