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Stacked Washer/dryer When washer is in the spin cycle it makes a VERY LOUD high pitch noise like it's going to take off in a drag race. It scares the daylight out of us.

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Re: Stacked Washer/dryer

Possible the bearings are going. place yor hand in the bottom of the drum and run the drum around and feel the bearings for any wear/ noise/vibration. alteratively the bearings in the motor could have gone and spinning with the belt removed would prove this.

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I understand you have a problem with your stacked washer & dryer, thank you for providing the model number (of both) that is a good start... however I need to follow that up with a couple of questions.

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