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LG WM0642H Sounds like a helicopter durning Spin

This thing is 18 months old and sounds like is going to jump out the window during spin. Is there a reasonable fix for this or is it time to replace it and what model shoud I buy... No more LG for Harry

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  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    I just bought one and had it delivered yesterday.  Washed the 1st load today, and thought that someone was driving through our house when it went to the spin cycle.  Other than that, I am extremely happy with it......  Any help is appreciated, or it is going back.

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It sounds like the machine is not balancing correctly. My guess is that if you operate the machine empty (no clothes inside) that it will operate fine. If so, then the machine is not balancing correctly.

Normally an error code should come up if there is a balance issue (UE error). If this code is not coming up then the machine thinks it is balanced when it really isn't. This means that either the hall sensor is sending out incorrect data or the main board is not interpreting the data correctly. A technician should be able to ohm out the hall sensor to see if it needs replaced or the main board.

Hope this helps, please rate my solution.

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