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Washing machine began squealing like a bad bearing

Machine only 7 years old with minimal use. Ran fine up until suddenly started making a loud squeal noise. Noise on wash cycle and even louder on rinse and spin cycle. Is this a easy fix or time for a new machine

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My first thought is belts, but maybe pump
need more info for proper dianosis

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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