AEG LAVAMAT W1450 SOMETHING LOOSE IN DRUM WHEN SPINNING
The problem seems to be when spinning at high speed it sounds like something is loose and makes the most dreadful banging noise while spinning ,like the is a piece if something being tossed around.I could do with any advice on this. Is there an easy way to take the drum apart to have a look .Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to give me
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Sounds like the main drum bearings have gone, if you hold the the drum and can feel up and movement or it sounds noisy or rough when you turn it by hand then it is definately bearings gone.
Unless you know what you are doing ,I would not recommend a D.I.Y. repair.
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Could be a bad bearing or something loose on the drum that doesn't rattle until you get up to spin speed. Look for something like pins, nails or screws stuck in the holes of the drum, or possibly under the protuberances (fins) inside the drum. Does the sound occur all through the spin cycle or only at top speed?
Something is causing the drum to be way out of balance. Does it bang and make noise when it's spinning empty? Probably not. Is something stuck on the side (inside of course) of the drum, causing it to shake when spinning? If not, a spring or shock absorber (connecting drum to sides, bottom or top of machine) has broken or come loose.
There are a number of possible reasons. Try these options (listed in the order of easiest to hardest).
1. The machine is over filled. Try taking some items out then selecting the spin again.
2. The load is unbalanced. Try moving the items around then select the spin again.
3. Something is blocking the outlet. At the front of the machine (usually bottom right hand corner) there is a trap / filter. Remove and clean.
4. The outlet hose is could be obstructed. Check it is not bent / blocked.
5. The motor brushes could be worn. These are simple and cheap to replace for a DIY'er. Tip: You could remove the brushes then stretch the sping before refitting. This may give you enough life whilst waiting for replacements to arrive.
6. The pump may be blocked on the drum side. Find the hose that connects the drum to the pump and check it is not blocked.
If these don't work, try spinning at a lower speed (e.g., 700 or 900).
a little late to solve your problem...if it ever happens again, change the 16 micro farrad capacitor in the upper rear right corner of the machine. This capacitor controls the starting torque in any motor mode
Further to your prob with washer, I would be inclined to think that there is a foreign object in the drum.Hopefully it will find it's way in to the pump filter.I don't think it will cause a problem