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    Default Noisy Whirlpool

    Whirlpool 'Automatic Washer-- Super Capacity' is making a high-pitch 'chirping' noise during spin cycle.

    Model #LA61045071
    Ser # C61045071

    I popped the top, cleaned things up a bit, and realize that this problem will be in the bottom end and will require some disassembly.

    I'd like to determine what's wrong and if I'm qualified to make this repair and whether any "special tools" are required to fix it. I've fixed dryer door switches and a few dryer drum bands and things like that, but nothing to do with the motor or drive system for a washer.

    This old Whirlpool has had a great career, so we will not hesitate to replace it, but if it can be repaired, I'll do it.

    Your diagnosis/suggestions will be welcome.

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    Hi,

    LA61045071
    Too many numbers and not enough letters. Please recheck.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/model-number.php Some model# helps.

    making a high-pitch 'chirping' noise during spin cycle
    Just spin....ok in agitation and drain out?

    jeff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    Hi,



    Too many numbers and not enough letters. Please recheck.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/model-number.php Some model# helps.



    Just spin....ok in agitation and drain out?

    jeff.
    thanks, Jeff

    Just the spin cycle produces the squeak. Drain out is OK.

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    Did you recheck that model#?

    jeff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    Did you recheck that model#?

    jeff.
    Yes. That was printed/stamped near the edge of the lid right at the hinge, but I can check again. It's an old machine... maybe over 20 years old.

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    Noisy Whirlpool-direct-belt-drive-washer-jpg

    Which one does yours look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    Noisy Whirlpool-direct-belt-drive-washer-jpg

    Which one does yours look like?

    jeff.
    Thanks for your attention to detail, Jeff.

    I'm having my sister recheck the numbers and compare the pictures against the back of her washer.

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    sorry for the delay, Jeff.

    ...and the model # for the whirlpool is: LA7800XPW1

    sorry for the confusion.

    Jon

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    LA7800XPW1
    That one works.

    Just the spin cycle produces the squeak. Drain out is OK.
    Make sure the belt is tight...
    http://www.applianceaid.com/tighten-...asher-belt.php

    Sometimes a little rust gets on the basket-brake and drive assembly and we would add a couple small drops of oil onto the pulley top between the clucth pads and pulley ( #4 area in the pic )...

    Noisy Whirlpool-beltspin-jpg

    jeff.
    Last edited by jeff1; 04-15-2013 at 11:23 AM.
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    Thanks, Jeff

    I'll go through the drill tomorrow. I suppose most of the time will be spent getting at the spin belt assembly.

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