Washer only makes loud chirping noise on fast spin, wife also said it smoked when spinning at high speed when making noted noise. Rear bearing?
Answer Hello Al,
It sounds like the belt was slipping causing the chirping and smoke. Be careful not to overload the unit as this is the most common reason for this complaint. Also if the rear bearings were bad it would be more of a grinding noise.
Can you buy just the bearing?
Answer Hello Rich. No, you will need to order the outer tub assembly WH45X10071 for the bearings. They are not available separately. Hope this helps.