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Squeal that sounds like belt spippage

The agitator slips slightly during wash cycle causing a squeal type sound and gets much louder during spin. I can turn the agitator slightly by hand while washer is stopped as if the pully is slipping on the belt. The belt appears easy to change. Can it be adjusted tighter or should I try changing it?

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The motor slides back and forth so there is know way to tighten the belt.The new  belt is needed if your old one shows any ware or if has shiny look to it which would mean its been getting hot and slipping.

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