Question about Washing Machines
Sounds like the bearing in the drum is bad,may have to replace whole drum,bearing in it may not be replaceable,to find out,call appliance company and have them look your model number and see if drum is a whole unit or bearing can be replaced.
Posted on Oct 30, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If you are not sure what you are doing, call out an engineer and have the job carried out properly with safety testing at the end of the job!
Posted on Dec 09, 2007
One common problem area is the clutch assembly. The clutch is built on top of the motor, the motor drives the clutch and the clutch assembly drives the rest of the washer. The clutch gets very noisy when parts inside are worn out. The shoes lining that drives the inner drum of the clutch wear off and you will get a metal on metal sound. Clutches often can be rebuilt, but sometimes they are too worn and replacing the whole clutch is the best repair. Please use this link here for clutch replace and repair info. The belt and pump may be the next items to check for noises. How to access the washer. Clutch repair help.
Posted on May 03, 2009
Not knowing what model machine you have, I would hazard a guess and say it is your break solenoid or break arm or a variation on a break system.
After the spin cycle, the break solenoid or motor engages a break arm to stop and lock your spinning drum. The loud clunk is normal especially in Simpson and Hoover top load machines.
You can check this by putting the machine on a spin cycle. Once the machine gets up to speed, open the door. You will hear the clunck and then the drum stops abrublty.
If that is the case, it is normal and no need to worry about it. However, it you did not have the noise before, then best to get it checked out by a repairer.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
Testimonial: "Hi Ash, You are correct. It is a Simpson model top loader. (esprite model). will try what you suggest. Many thanks Cheers Carol"
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