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My washing machine makes a loud squealing noise on the spin

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My washing machine makes a loud squealing noise on the spin cycle, what should I check first?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 8 years ago.

hi,whats the model number?

is the noise throughout the spin ? or just when it stops?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Fridigaire, model number FWS645RBS4 The noise seems to increase and get higher as the spin stops
Expert:  Randy 43 replied 8 years ago.

Hi,big cee most likely the belt its common on those,remove the front,2 screws on bottom and push in hidden clips between front panel and top and pull down,the front panel comes down,replace belt and lubricate idler pulley,tub bearing ,where transmission spins,should be good

belt spins off,there is a spring loaded idler,just spin belt back on

belt about $16 ,most likely problem ,before condemning more expensive parts

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