I have a Whirlpool top loader, model #WTW4800XQ4, that's making some crazy noises. The noise is heard whenever the basket spins, so during drain/spin and spin cycles. If I spin the basket manually, it makes a creaking noise (a noise that turns into a high-pitched squeak at high speeds). Here is an example of the noise:
I can't narrow down precisely where the noise is coming from. The washer is working fine aside from the noise, but it's really annoying. It does seem to take a while to stop spinning, but I don't know how long it used to take before it started making the noise. It's a little over 2 years old. Any ideas or advice are greatly appreciated.