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Squeaking washer I just replaced the belt. It is now spinning it just squeaks for the first 3 seconds then quiets?

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Hi it could be that the belt is to tight or slightly to lose so if the noise dont stop over 2 days then i would try tightening the belt slightly then give that a try but wait till you have used it a couple of times as it might just be that the belt needs wearing in slightly so the noise might stop after couple of uses.
Let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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