Question about General Electric WHRE5550H Top Load Washer

1 Answer

General electric washer makes clacking soun in wash cycle every time it cycles.

Only makes this sound while in wash cycle. It clacks every time wash drum cycles back and forth.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • General Master
  • 9,472 Answers

There is a known problem with this GE model. Remove the front panel, look at the base plate below the motor. Can you see that it has been rubbing there? On that model the "front apron bracket" fails allowing the motor to rub againist the base. You will need to replace the apron with the new design they have out. Here is the part to order.
You may also check this by removing the front and run a load of wash and watch the motor.
Please post back your findings.

Posted on Nov 02, 2012

Ad

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have a GE WBVH6240HWW Front load washer. I

i would try to clean the trap out at the bottom, there is a panel on the bottom take that off and clean out the trap, it looks like a turn dial, something like that has happend to me, it cant hurt to try

Posted on May 28, 2009

  • 10 Answers

SOURCE: General Electric WBVH5200J Front Load Washer

Your washer may be doing this because you use far too much detergent or non HE detergent. To solve, use 1 eyedropperfull of liquid HE detergent, or one half teaspoon of powdered HE detergent dissolved in extremely hot water. Try running a Basketclean cycle with vinegar to remove the extra suds which can STILL be lurking in your drums and lengthening your rinsing time.

Posted on Apr 22, 2010

  • 4088 Answers

SOURCE: GE WDSR2120J wash cycle sound

It's possible that the tub suspension system is out of position. Open the cabinet top (use a thin putty knife in each front corner to release a spring clip) and watch the mechanism while washing. Try shaking the assembly to see if you can spot something rubbing. Hope this helps!

Posted on May 23, 2010

Testimonial: "Quick response with clear verbose guidance. Thank you so much :)"

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Whirlpool Lth6234dqo agitator doesn't go back and forth, in spin cycle makes banging noise & doesn't balance all the time


sounds like the bearings are worn. just try moving the drum from side to side. if there is play, it means they are worn out

May 31, 2014 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

GE washer makes clanging sound during wash cycle


What is the model number of the unit?

Nov 02, 2012 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

General Electric Washer Model# whre5550h1ww makes a clacking sound in wash cycle about i se


There is a known problem with this GE model. Remove the front panel, look at the base plate below the motor. Can you see that it has been rubbing there? On that model the "front apron bracket" fails allowing the motor to rub againist the base. You will need to replace the apron with the new design they have out.Here is the part to order.
You may also check this by removing the front and run a load of wash and watch the motor.
Please post back your finding to me.

Nov 02, 2012 | General Electric WHRE5550H Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Big Thunk when Frigidarie Front Loading washing machine started the final spin cycle, then at the end of the cycle soft screeching sound when drum is moving back and forth, any thoughts? amshap50@gmai


does not sound good. if you can remove a cover on front bottom or on the back you may find a broken shock, or counter weight, either would need replacing before running again

Jan 08, 2012 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Agitator does NOT spin along w/ drum during spin cycle


If this is the old style that uses a belt, it is not worth fixing. But the problem sounds like the wig-wam is not functioning properly. Most of the time it was a wire broken since it moves back and forth constantly.

Jan 28, 2010 | Kenmore Washing Machines

2 Answers

Kenmore he2plus vibrate very badly, it is level how do i fix this


My HE2T was making a horrendous sound during the spin cycle. It was making a loud clacking sound and the machine was moving all over the place.

There are two things to check. The first is that the feet are on the floor and the machine is level. The second is a bit more complex. Remove the three screws that hold the lower panel. Underneath the drum on each of the four corners are suspension rods. One side is attached to the drum and the other side is bolted to the bottom of the washer. My bolts loosened up which allowed the suspension rods to clack back up and down as the drum spun. You'll need to tighten those bolts very tight and then give it another try.

Attached on the inside of that cover is the troubleshooting guide. There is a manual diagnostic mode and you can step it to the spin cycle so that you can test the spin balance without having to run through a full cycle. Make sure you have some clothes in there during the test.

Jan 09, 2010 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

2 Answers

My kenmore he2t is very noisy due to the spin cycle. It shakes the whole upstairs


My HE2T was making a horrendous sound during the spin cycle. It was making a loud clacking sound and the machine was moving all over the place.

There are two things to check. The first is that the feet are on the floor and the machine is level. The second is a bit more complex. Remove the three screws that hold the lower panel. Underneath the drum on each of the four corners are suspension rods. One side is attached to the drum and the other side is bolted to the bottom of the washer. My bolts loosened up which allowed the suspension rods to clack back up and down as the drum spun. You'll need to tighten those bolts very tight and then give it another try.

Attached on the inside of that cover is the troubleshooting guide. There is a manual diagnostic mode and you can step it to the spin cycle so that you can test the spin balance without having to run through a full cycle. Make sure you have some clothes in there during the test.

Oct 25, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

2 Answers

Clacking sound on agitate cycle only, no noise on spin


The agitate cycle uses the motor and a spring to function. The spring is made in pieces and asit gets older some of the sections of the spring break. To verify that it is not a loose drum. Ope the washer during the wash cycle andhold the drun by hand. If the noise stops lool for the loose bolts or replace the springs, they may be weak after that many years.
Good luck!

Aug 18, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Spin cycle shakes the whole house everytime why


check first if any of the legs are not sitting flat on ground,check the roughness of bearings by placing your hand in the drum and rotate slowly back and forth,loose balance weight could also be a cause but id say it sounds like bearings

May 07, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Something stuck in drum, spinning cycle loud hammering/clacking sound


hi there,

sounds like you may have something caught between the tumbler and the cabinet. since the drum has holes in it, can you have a look if you can see anything that's come of clothing, like a bra wire. it's usually something bigger.

Sep 29, 2008 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
General Electric WHRE5550H Top Load Washer Logo

60 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top General Washing Machines Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Oloyede Monsuru

Level 3 Expert

1417 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Are you a General Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...