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Offline Jaytag

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Washer sqeaks as it turns in agitation
« on: March 23, 2010, 08:05:30 PM »
Frigidaire FWS235RFS5 Washer., Squeaks in agitation.  After spin, when tub slows down it rumbles.  

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Re: Washer sqeaks as it turns in agitation
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 12:42:46 AM »
look for a loose inner tub(when you grasp the inner tub and move it the outer tub should move with it
also the bolts that hold the transmission to its frame may have loosened
but first i'd tip the machine towards the back, look underneath(looking dead center) for the shipping bolt that may have been left in when it was delivered(this will be a bolt dead center under the machine, its painted yellow)
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Re: Washer sqeaks as it turns in agitation
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 07:44:48 AM »
Thank you, I will do that this morning.  If the inner tub is loose, do I take off the agitator is there a way to tighten?

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Re: Washer sqeaks as it turns in agitation
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 07:06:04 AM »
Inner tub moves with outter...not loose.  No bolt on bottom.  Going to take off front and look for loose bolts on transmission.


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Re: Washer sqeaks as it turns in agitation
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 06:01:51 PM »
Thank you for your help.  Will live with the squeak.

Offline john63

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Re: Washer sqeaks as it turns in agitation
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 10:00:33 PM »
Sqeaks in agitation.  After spin, when tub slows down it rumbles. 

*Most likely* a failing transmission.
Lower transmission bearing wears & the spinning gearcase (cast iron) drops lower and rubs/squeaks against bearing housing during agitation--transmission moves one direction at each stroke of the agitator.
Soon a rumble noise occurs during spin and during coast-to-stop.
Small specks of bearing material (metal) may be visible at/near lower bearing area as well.
A major repair.

 

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