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My Speed Queen washer is making a loud squeaky noise as it goes through the was cycle. Does this sound like an easy fix? Something we possibly could attempt to fix on our own? Help!

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Those brake pads are probably thin and not holding the tub like they once did AMANA WASHERMy Speed Queen washer is making a loud squeaky - f15820d.jpg

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    thanks

  • john Apr 27, 2013

    I just changed the transmission on my commercial speed queen top load and had a loud clicking noise. Turned out that the trans that I bought was a bit longer shaft and needed the spacer thats provided when you purchase the trans that fixed the problem.

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