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Burning smell, loud when spinning, bleach spots

Front load has been progressively making loud noises when washing and spinning especially. Noticed this AM it was very loud so went in to check on it and it smells like burning rubber. Also I have noticed bleach spots on my clothing..Bleach holder not draining properly???

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  • Anonymous Oct 23, 2008

    I have had nothing but trouble with our Whirlpool Duet front loader, good thing we purchased the extended warranty because we have had numerous repairs even before the unit was a year old. The latest is a racket when in the spin cycle which has gotten so loud you cannot even hear yourself think! Whirlpool has the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval so I recommend contacting them and filing a complaint as I have. Send a copy to Whirlpool as well. They need to now these units are lemons!

  • cathy213 Feb 04, 2009

    I too have has numerous problems with our frontloader duet. The latest is the horrific noise during the spin cycle. The "authorized repair company" that whirlpool sent out said this noise is normal. It is so loud you can't have a conversation in the next room. I have also noticed oily spots on some of my clothes that came from the washer. Of course it is out of warranty.



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Usually this is due to the tripod mount on the back of the drum cracking. Simply replacing the bearings does not help in most instances. The only true remedy is to replace the drum, along with the front and rear tubs. These are usually covered under warranty but the labor (6-8 hours) is a customer pay unless the unit is very new. Also, it is recommended that you replace the drain pump as well when performing this repair. It is a good idea to get this looked at as soon as possible as more damage can incur. I have seen them vibrate so violently that they break the control boards above the drum. If you give whirlpool an earfull, they may or may not offer some help on the bill.

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The bearings that hold the drum on the shaft are faulty, the bearing seal eventually wears out, water gets in, the bearings rust and become loose due to the forces exerted when the machine is spinning. The burning smell is due to the bearings being loose so the drum is off centre (very noisy spin) they rub against the door seal which is rubber, when spinning this causes alot of friction and heat. The spots on the clothes are a common thing, the bearing fluid leaks into the drum causing oily stains, this might look like bleach but it isn't.
A bearing repair job is quite expensive (£80-150) if you can order the spare part bearings you will get the job done cheaper by just paying labour charges.

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