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White Westinghouse Washer, Model Nr LA450MXW1, Serial Nr XC12478933 makes a grinding noise on the spin cycle. Also after moving the machine out to check there is black soot on the floor under it. Wasnt there before when I replaced the exterior hose.

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A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.) "Soot" is actually belt dust from slippage and wearing out of belt(s). This can cause noise as it wears down. You could also have a foreign item stuck in the pump, although this could create a drain or spin issue.


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Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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