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Whirlpool Washer - Squeal throughout spin cycle

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I have a relatively new Whirlpool washer (GSW9650LW0) and noticed just this past weekend that it would start to have a high pitched squeal during the spin cycle. It was sort of odd to hear the noise cause I washed a total of two loads consecutively without any problems and noticed this noise on the third and fourth load of the day.

Any thoughts on what could be the problem?

Thanks.

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With mystery noises, we need to use our ears to locate the general location of the noise.  If I were on the service call, I'd remove the washer cabinet, jumper out the lid switch, run that puppy and see if I could hone in on the source of the noise using my Vulcan, mildly inbred-looking ears.  Then I'd scratch myself while contemplating what kind of beer I was gonna drink after I finished all my service calls for the day.

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:( I have much the same problem with my direct drive Whirlpool, except that I've found that when the squealing is happening, the tub is not actually spinning. I lift the lid and the tub is sitting idle. However, if I rearrange a few of the items and press the door switch with my finger, it always seems to take off again, then the squealing stops. At this point, I can even close the door and the spinning will resume after a brief stop. I suspect the clutch is going. Do you agree?

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Could have something between the spin basket and the tub rubbing.  Could also have a worn drive block letting the spin basket rub on the bottom of the tub.....

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