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Agitator very noisy while washing

I have a kenmore 417.94802301 stacked washer/dryer. The agitator makes a lot of noise during the wash cycle - almost like something was caught in there. howevver, we have replaced the agitator with a new one and it still makes the same sound. it seems to be working okay, just making the awful noise. Any ideas what is causing the noise?

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Re: agitator very noisy while washing

Whirlpool recalled some stacked w/d. Might check it out.

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Re: agitator very noisy while washing

There is a small roller that tightens the drive belt for the drum inside this unit. If it is loose it makes a squeaking noise. Tightening this may solve your problem. You will have to take off the back panel to do this repair

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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