My Kenmore HE3T front load washer (3 years old) squeaks while rotating
during the wash cycle. It has done this occassionally when the washer
hadn't been used for several days but usually it stopped after a few minutes
of washing. Today it is a bit louder and so far hasn't stopped. Does this
sound like a simple problem (needs new belt or oiling some place) or
something more sinister (bearings going bad already). Thanks.
Depends on the type of squeak. If it makes the most noise right as it
starts to turn then it is most likely a slipping belt.
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Hope that helps.
It keeps squeaking for several minutes of front loader washing. I think it
is just from things inside drying out. I keep the door open on the washer
between loads. That is a new habit for me and I think it lead to the
squeaking as I reflect on the issue.
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