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    Default need help troubleshooting gwl15 model washer

    Washer is making loud squealing noise. When washer goes to rinse /spin cycle water will drain washer will begin spinning and keep spinning for a while then loud squeal begins to happen.seems washer is still spinning during the squealing.checked pump resistance and its ok and spins freely checked diverter valve resistance and its good flap is not broken and checked drains/hoses for clogs.what can be the problem.Thanks any help greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson74 View Post
    Washer is making loud squealing noise. When washer goes to rinse /spin cycle water will drain washer will begin spinning and keep spinning for a while then loud squeal begins to happen.seems washer is still spinning during the squealing.checked pump resistance and its ok and spins freely checked diverter valve resistance and its good flap is not broken and checked drains/hoses for clogs.what can be the problem.Thanks any help greatly appreciated.
    If the squeal comes on AFTER the water has drained and the pump is not running, it sounds like an issue with the main bearings on the shaft assembly for the drive system. You can remove the rotor form underneath the machine and look for signs of wear/play in the shaft or signs there has been leakage thru the tub seal, which can "wash" the bearings of lubrication and cause them to fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherTech View Post
    If the squeal comes on AFTER the water has drained and the pump is not running, it sounds like an issue with the main bearings on the shaft assembly for the drive system. You can remove the rotor form underneath the machine and look for signs of wear/play in the shaft or signs there has been leakage thru the tub seal, which can "wash" the bearings of lubrication and cause them to fail.
    to remove rotor I remove the plastic looking nut and this will slide off,correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson74 View Post
    to remove rotor I remove the plastic looking nut and this will slide off,correct?
    Yes, but be aware, that rotor is a STRONG magnet and even with the bolt all the way out, the rotor will want to "stick" in place. Get a good grip on it and it will come down off the splines.
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