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Loud clunky noise during spin cycle

Hello Guru jsrock.

Lately the washer has been very bad.  It contiues to make loud noises during the spin cycle.  My wife and I have been washing the clothes on the delicate cycle to reduce the ruckus.  Any help you can provide woule be very much apprecitaed.

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ServiceSoon

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  • ServiceSoon Sep 06, 2008

    Sorry about that.  That information was entered when I created this question but for some reason it is not being displayed.


    WhirlPool top-loading washer model LXR9445JQ0.

    It isn't a big deal that we have to use the gentle cycle.  However, I read in this months consumer report that using the gentle cycle reduces the amount of water that is extracted from the clothes during the spin cycle, which increases the dry time.  Makes sense.

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Yes, but the loud noises you talk about can be attributed to several things. Is the wash tub off balance? Does it vibrate against the casing of the machine? Is this a rattle, or is this a consistent rythmic sound? I know this may sound odd to be asking these questions, but its the only way I can give you some sort of guess with out actually being there to hear it.



    If this is a grinding sound, you may have a gearcase (transmission) problem. If its a tapping sound, it could be something as simple as a loose wire or hose tapping against the cabinet. This could be the differece in a simple fix, or an expensive repair. Could you please elaborate more?

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell May 11, 2010

    Is this a FRONT loader, or a TOP loader? What is the make and model of the washer? All washers are not alike and can exhibit different symptoms of problems, and may require different courses of action to repair. Please provide me with as much information about the applaince so I can try to assist you.

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SOURCE: Loud Noise - Spin Cycle

It sounds like the bearings are going bad. Try spinning the drum with your hand while it is empty. It should spin nice and smooth. If the rotation feels a little rough and noisy, you might have a problem. You can double check by taking the drive belt off and try shaking the pulley. If there is "play" when shaking the pulley, the bearings are most likely toast. The inner stainless drum rides on two bearings which sit in the rear of the outer plastic drum. The whole plastic drum and bearings come as one piece and go for $150. It would cost about the price of a new maching to have someone come out and repair it for you. It sounds like kenmore has had a bearing problem which is pretty rediculous considering how much these things cost. Sears said, "those tend to go in a few years", which is criminal especially since the warrenty is usually conveniently exopired by the time this problem happens. If you are handy, have a spare day, and can remember how to put a washing machine back together, go for it. I did it and it was not a fun time. There is a lot of sharp metal edges in the machine so wear gloves. good luck

Posted on Nov 14, 2006

okokok
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SOURCE: loud noise during spin cycle

Spin bearing is rusted from a water leak under the tub. Forget it, buy another brand.

Posted on Mar 05, 2007

kjmac
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SOURCE: My wash spins SO loudly

hiya
sounds like your drum bearings are in need of replacing.

hope this helps


please dont forget to rate the helpfulness of this reply, thanks kj

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: GE washer (wjsr4160gww) makes loud noise during spin cycle

Remove the front panel and you will see two metal guides attached to the front of the frame. One of them will probably be bent and the transmission assembly will have jumped over one or the other of the guides. You need to manually pull it back to center then straighten the bent guide. May have been caused by load being out of balance or machine not properly leveled. Good luck.

Posted on Mar 12, 2009

TheMobilian
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SOURCE: Very loud noise during spin cycle

Probably a broken strut or support. some call it a shock absorber.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: My model #gltr1670aso makes loud noises during spin cycle

Usually this is due to either the drum support breaking or the back bearing being bad-neither easy to fix- or worth it. Try lifting the drum up and down, if it moves up and down they are bad. I see this a lot, and the price of repair isn't worth it. Craig

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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