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FIXED Kenmore washer 110.28902790 squealing / screeching during agitation, but only sometimes


Premium Member
Sep 29, 2017
New Rochelle, NY
Model Number
Sears Kenmore
More than 10 years
My washing machine is making a screeching noise during agitation but only sometimes. The sound just comes and goes and sometimes I don't hear it for several loads. I searched this forum and found several threads that say they had a squeal sound but it got worse over time and nothing about being intermittent.

Here is a youtube video of the sound (I tried to upload to this site but it keeps saying it ran into some problems).

3 years ago I replaced the following parts:

Agitator Dogs (1 set of 4) - 80040
Suspension Spring (3x) - 63907
Suspension Spring Bracket - WP64065
Suspension Spring Bracket (2x) - WP64067
Suspension Spring Retainer Clips (1 set of 3) - AP4323843
Counterbalance Spring - W10250667
Coupler - 285753A (old one broke)
Suspension Pads (1 set of 3) - 285744
Tub Wear Pads (1 set of 3) - 285219
Main Tub Gasket - W10814296
Drain Pump - 3363394, 3352293 or 3352292 (old one leaking)
Drain Pump Retainer Clip - 8546127 (old one rusted due to leak)
* Items without a specific explanation were replaced due to wear.
Ok, that sound is not a common sound I hear, so it will be difficult to pinpoint it.

Sounds like something is rubbing on the motor while its agitating. I'd remove the drain pump from the motor then start it in the agitate cycle and see if the noise is gone. If so, then indicates something is the drain pump making that noise.

If it still makes that noise with the drain pump off the motor, then remove the motor and let the motor run on the floor by itself in the agitate cycle.

Thanks Jake, I really appreciate your help. To be honest with you it's a lot of work for me to do that when it might not even happen at the time, so I'm probably going to wait until it gets worse and sounds continuously or maybe it goes away. If the situation changes I will update this post with a reply.
Ok, sounds like a plan.:)

Sounds good.(y)

Thanks for the update!


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