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Mav6000awq Our washing machine sound like it is giong to take off, when it starts the spin cycle. It seems like it is getting louder each time.It was making a squeeling noise when it stopped but that has disappeared. Do you think if I replace the transmission that this problem will go away?

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Well..that would certainly make it sound better. you might want to check the bearings and belts first though..

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