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GLTR1679 WASHER MAKES BANGING NOISE ON SPIN CYCLE.

IT WORKED FINE FOR 4 YEARS BUT SUDDENLY IT WENT BESERK.
ON NORMAL SPEED IT SEEMS LIKE IT WOULD EXPLODE!

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  • RONZARD Nov 01, 2008

    SHOCK ABSORBERS/ STRUTS ARE SECURE & RESPOND TO TUB MOVEMENT AS I EXPECTED. MACHINE BEHAVES AS IF A FIXED IMBALANCED WEIGH WERE IN TUB.

  • RONZARD Nov 07, 2008

    SHOCKS ARE OK

  • RONZARD Nov 07, 2008

    Drive belt looks & behaves like new. Pulley has about 2 mm axial play, but no transverse play [bearing seems OK]

  • RONZARD Nov 07, 2008

    WHEN ROTATING DRUM BY HAND, A CLUNKING NOISE IS HEARD ONCE EVERY REVOLUTION.

  • RONZARD Nov 07, 2008

    NOTHING IS STUCK IN INNER BASKET HOLES.

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Either springs have lost strength and form , thus not holding in place well
or it is bouncing on the bottom from touching
what is the position that it is in when sitting still and how stable is the range of motion that is has?

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

  • jason Nov 07, 2008

    if you hear a clunking sound , you will need to pin point the sound , but this could be a bearing

    where is the clunk comming from?

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Check your exit hose spigot, it may be clogged. This is if your filter is all clean. There should be air for passage in the standpipe behind. Your hose should not fit airtight into the standpipe and neither too deep into it. Snaking out your standpipe would be good too.

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Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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    vinodh umaiayar Nov 07, 2008

    The rear legs are usually self adjusting after tilting forward to
    release and then placed back on the rear legs. The front adjustable
    legs should be as close as possible fully screwed to the washer base
    while levelling. Levelling is important both side to side and front to
    back (use a spirit level) but even more important is diagonally. This
    means grasping the left rear (avoid grasping the plastic controls
    cover) and the right front and trying to rock the washer. Adjust the
    right front leg to eliminate any rocking and repeat for right rear to
    left front diagonal. I would be interested to find out where your
    washer is located and if you have any success with this levelling
    procedure. Good luck

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Check anything stuck in one of the inner basket holes and make a scrapping noise, they can actually make there way into the pump and jam the pump, or make a terrible noise when the pump is running. Grab a flash light and have a peek inside the washer for this. Front load washers seem very common to this happen!

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Hi The drive belt (or belts) of a washing machine may become worn or damaged, causing noisy operation or stopping the washer entirely. A damaged drive belt is easy to replace. Remove the back panel of the washer to gain access to the belt. To remove the belt:

Step 1: Loosen the bolt on the motor bracket and move the motor to put slack in the belt.

Step 2: Remove the old belt and stretch a new one into place on the pulleys.

Step 3: To put tension on the new belt, use a hammer handle or a short pry bar to push the motor into position while you tighten the bolt in the adjustable bracket. The belt should have about 1/2 inch deflection when you press on it at the center point, midway between the pulleys. If the belt is too loose, it will slip on the pulleys, causing the machine to malfunction. If the belt is too tight, it will wear very quickly and will probably become so hot that it will start to smoke or smell.

Loose pulleys can also cause problems. Most pulleys are fastened to shafts with setscrews around the hub of the pulley. These screws must be tight or else the pulley or belt will slip. The resulting malfunction may seem to be caused by a faulty motor, but it can be corrected by tightening the pulleys and adjusting the belt. For this reason, always check the belts and pulleys before working on the motor.

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    ABHISHEK.C Nov 07, 2008

    The washing machine tub, or basket, generally doesn't cause problems. However, at times it may cause damage to the laundry, make a lot of noise, vibrate, or stop completely.

    If laundry is torn during the wash cycle, feel around the tub. If you find a rough spot, you may be able to smooth it with an emery board. Sand the spot lightly. If this doesn't work -- or if you have to cut to bare metal to remove the roughness -- the tub should be replaced. In this case, it's probably much wiser to replace the entire washer.

    The agitator -- the finned part that fits on the tub shaft -- can also tear laundry if the fins are cracked or broken. You may be able to solve the problem temporarily by pinching off the splinters with pliers and lightly filing the plastic smooth, but this is just a stopgap measure; the agitator should be replaced. Replace a damaged agitator with a new one of the same type. To do this, unscrew the cap on top of the agitator. With the cap off, pull straight up on the agitator; it should lift off. If it doesn't move, rap its side with a hammer. If it still won't lift off, drive wedges under the bottom rim of the agitator to dislodge it. Then set the new agitator into place and replace the agitator cap.

    Damage to the snubber, a padlike device sometimes located under the agitator cap, can cause the machine to vibrate excessively. The snubber may have a suspension spring in it. Lift off the agitator cap and examine the snubber. If the spring is broken, or if the pad is visibly worn, replace the entire snubber. Snubbers might also be found at the splash guard at the top of the tub, under the transmission, or as part of the water pump housing. Look around until you see it.

    If the machine doesn't have a snubber, listen for noise at the suspension unit between the tub and the machine cabinet. The suspension unit has fins or pads that may need replacement. In some cases, the entire unit may have to be replaced. Another noise point is the basket support nut. Tighten the nut or, if you can't tighten it, replace it.



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Check the strut assembly. also a bad bearing can make banging noise.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

  • Ginko
    Ginko Nov 01, 2008

    See here a diagrams of a washing machine: Front Load Frigidaire/GE/Kenmore Style

    Check all the shock absorbers and the springs. One of them is probablu lose or broken , and for that reason the machine is banging.

    You can find replacements here



  • Ginko
    Ginko Nov 07, 2008

    Check that this is not caused just by foreign objects stuck inside.

    If struts and springs are ok, then it is the main bearing thant must be replaced.


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