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    Default GE WHDRR418G1WW Washer making horrible noises during wash cycle!

    Model Number: WHDRR418G1WW
    Brand: GE
    Age: 1-5 years

    Hello, my GE WHDRR418G1WW Washer has recently begun making terrible noises during the wash cycle. No problems in washing, no leaks....however when the cycle begins it starts making a loud squeaking noise - almost like a crying sound, which eventually turns into a screaming sound.
    When the cycle finishes and moves to the rinse stage, the sounds stop.

    What is happening to my poor washing machine!?

    Thanks, Karen

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    Hi Karen,

    I haven't worked on this model, but Shawn has a good post with links here about this issue:
    http://www.applianceblog.com/mainfor...tml#post145120

    The noise issue is more than likely caused by the “sagging apron issue” What happens is the metal bracket that holds the tub up bends down to the point that when you are washing a large load the bottom of the motor hits the bottom of the washer. This will cause a metal-to-metal noise that I could see being described as a horn noise. This is another design flaw and I firmly believe GE should repair this for you although if they will or not is another story. This page talks about this issue. GE HydroWave Noisy Washer Repair Guide


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    Hi,

    Check the belt and shifter.....belts seem to fall apart on these and the shifter has been common trouble maker for most noise complaints.

    Name:  Clutch-Assembly-WH38X10017-01083495.jpg
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Size:  2.9 KB Shaft and mode shifter assembly Manufacturer Number WH38X10017

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ID:	4172 Drive belt Manufacturer Number WH01X10302

    Might help...
    LINK> HydroWave GE Washer Repair Guide

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