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LG WT4801CW Squeaks during agitation

redwood

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Model Number
WT4801CW
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LG
Age
1-5 years
This thing has just worked so well for a long time! I don't want it to die! It has started squeaking before during agitation and then stopped for many months. Now it's back to it again. Is anyone familiar with this washer/series and know a solution? I'm handy, but not experienced with fixing washers so some wisdom and knowledge imparted would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

Jake

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Hi,

Does it sound like this:

[video=youtube_share;0kWI7XLKOnU]https://youtu.be/0kWI7XLKOnU[/video]

Jake
 

Jake

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redwood

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Yeah, it’s really only a tiny squeal right at the end of a turn. Not squealing the entire time it turns while agitating. I saw that other thread but I’m not sure it’s the same problem. I’m tempted to replace the plate mentioned in that thread but not sure it’s the actual problem.
 

Jake

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That's what I was thinking, but LG machines are not very popular here in my area, I haven't worked on enough of them here in my area to pinpoint where that squeal is coming from.

But that plate seemed like the logical place to start.

Jake
 
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