Electrical lurching and click sound during spin cycle
110.28974891 Washing cycle worked great, no problems that I noticed. (granted I don't stand next to my washer everytime it washes) During the spin cycle however, my washing machine started a loud, fast clicking sound (about 4 or 5 clicks per second). When I went to inspect the noise, I saw that my ceiling light fixture was pulsing to the lurching sound coming from the motor. The spin cycle was not reaching top speed and was really irratic - slowish, then speed up a little, then slow again with no pattern or rythm. The click, the heave of the motor ,and the pulsating of my light fixture are all in unison. When the click would slow down, so would everything else.
I took all the clothes out, tried all the different spin cycles only to recieve the same results. I am very apprehensive about taking this thing apart, as I know nothing about washing machines. This does not sound like something that will just ''go away''. I've found this website informative, as your advisors sound very knowledgeable. I look forward to hearing a response. Thanks for your time. Please advise.
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Re: electrical lurching and click sound during spin cycle
It appears your motor controller or motor has failed in this instance.
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If your unit has never been serviced - there should still be an original service manual enclosed in plastic taped to the inside of the shell. In the service manual are Error codes, maintenance procedures, and troubleshooting steps you can follow.
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Remove the drain hose from sink Unplug machine Safety 1st....put hose over bucket should gravity drain next take out the filter if its got one bottom /right hand side of machine clean...if not locate drain pump and remove blockage...kids sock maybe? Door may reset after water has been removed and unplugged .Good luck
This might be too late for you but hope it helps someone else!
I was able to fix a similar problem with the same model washer so see if any of the following helps you.
Our washer died during a rinse/spin cycle and started making a horrific spinning/clicking sound when
it was supposed to be agitating or spinning. It filled and drained
like normal, and the horrific noise stopped when the lid was lifted.
Because of those two facts, I discovered it was likely the direct drive coupling, which connects the washer's motor to the transmission. (Meaning it wasn't an electrical issue, nor an issue with the controls, and had nothing to do with the lid switch.)
Turns out, that horrific sound was indeed the sound of one of the couplings spinning uselessly after it broke.
some internet research, I discovered it was a simple matter of getting
and installing the new coupling, which was very easy to do with a little
professional help via YouTube:
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I just replaced the bearings on my Front loader Maytag MAH5500B, as it sounded like a freight train during the spin cycle. The bearing replacement fixed the train problem.
NEW PROBLEM NOW: It's been about a month now since the bearing job and now something is clicking/binding when you spin the back belt wheel. I have taken the belt off and carefully move the wheel and I still get this clicking noise. It sounds as if someone is hitting the plastic drum that the tub is surrounded by. I really doubt it's the bearings this soon, as the sound is not the same! No leaks or metal shavings to speak of or rubbing of the belt wheel.
Seems like it's more noticeable during the wash/rinse cycles then the spin.
Look for loose wiring connection at the motor capacitor (located beside the motor). Remove the connectors to the capacitor (one at a time), adjust connectors so they crimp the capacitor connection tabs tighter if necessary, and re-install. *Be very careful not to touch both capacitor connection tabs at the same time or you will get a good zap!* If that doesn't help, you may have a defective motor. Good luck!
its not your unit it your electricity,,you have to many thing on 1 breaker..the unit is asking for power ,,a washing machine needs a breaker of 15 amps by its self..put the unit on a oulet by its self..with no other load