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My washing was making a high pitch squelling noise during the spin cyle. Now the spin cycle would not spin - nothing happened. I suspect bearings inside. Can something here be replaced or are all of these washing machine motors sealed units?

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  • GulfBreeze Nov 13, 2008

    My Whirlpool Kenmore works fin until spin. The beginning of the spin cycle sounds loud and "rough" but after a minute it smooths out to the typical and "healthy" hum.

    Can - or should this be repaired?

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If your washer is the one you have chosen a Whirlpool built kenmore unit than your washer doesnt have any bearing that fail, It could be the spin tube mounting block becoming stripped ( most common) or a clutch or brakes not releasing issue (not likely). Also make sure the machine is agitating it may just be filling with water and draining and making motor noises. In this case the motor coupling has broken. both the block and coupling are inexpensive parts and easy to install.

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