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I am washing clothes and my washer sounds like a fire alarm is going off inside it.  It is really high and loud.  The washer seems to be working fine.  Any suggestions on how to get that sound to stop?

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I had the same problem. The "fire alarm" sound is coming from the silver panel behind your washer. The panel is vibrating loudly during the wash cycle. A Sears repairman solved this by taking a small piece of cardboard (cut from a box) and wedging it between the side edge of the panel. He operated the washer's cycle and adjusted the tightness of the wedge until the loud sound stopped. It did! Hope this helps you!

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