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Squeeling noise As soon as my machine hits the spin cycle it starts squeeling. When I open the lid the drum makes an abrubt stop. Haven't been able to find anybody with a similar problem. When the drum stops, there is no squeeling so I don't think it is the brake. Any suggestions?

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It could be just a dry belt and pulley. You could try the old squeeking car fan belt trick and rub soap on the belt. You can even buy sticks of anti-squeek from automobile outlets.

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