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I have a MAV7550AWW ATLANTIS washer. When is stops the brake is ear piercing. Can you help me?

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Sure sounds like a bad brake assy, reccomend calling a service professional( only bvecause you would need a special tool to release the MEGA spring holding the unit together, and its a specialized tool with no other use whatso ever other then to relaese the brake

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