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My GE profile washing machine squeaks as the machine runs.

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My GE profile washing machine squeaks as the machine runs. Loud enough to hear throughout the house.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.

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can you try the machine without any clothes in it and tell me if its stills squeaks ?

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
GIVE ME A SECOND AND I WILL START UP THE MACHINE EMPTY.
Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.
okay
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

no squeaking so far, about 2 minutes into the cycle

Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.
okay.its mostly when theres a strain on the agitator ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
ok, fixable by me or do i need service
Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.
well its one of two things. 1 the agitator is making the noise when under strain or two its the transmission, the agitator you could replace yourself but the transmission isn't a DYI job. that should be done be a tech. how much water are you using for a full load of clothes ? water level can make a difference also. not enough for the amount of clothes and it strains and squeaks.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

we use the heavy cotton setting for almost all our loads

Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.
and the water level is high when its done filling ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
never really looked, i assume so
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
it just got done emptying, so i will ck it on the refill
Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.
let me know.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
it filled to the correct level
Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.
okay. is the noise louder the more clothes you have in it ? is it a squeal or squeak ?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i believe it is a squeak
Expert:  Bryan replied 4 years ago.
its the agitator drive bell. they wear and squeak. you can replace that yourself.
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