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Loud noise when draining and spinning

Washer is 7 years old and has always worked perfectly. It just started making a very loud noise when it starts draining, off and on throughout the cycle. The noise continues through the spin cycle, but not during regular wash agitation. The drum spins easily and smoothly. The noise seems to be coming from the back of the washer. Any ideas? Is it dying?

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  • Rebecca Sears Jun 19, 2007

    I'm not handy and had to have a repair guy out. Yes, it was the pump. It was good to know ahead of time what to expect. Thanks!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    makes a loud noise only when it drains

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    Pieces of plastic in drain

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    humming noise during wash cycle

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It sounds like it has something to do with the pump which can be located in the direction of the noise. It could be something as simple as the belt wearing out or even just the pump came loose off of its mounts. Worst case scenario would be a new pump but it honestly sounds like something a little less intrusive. I know I had one that I had to hold down with a bungee cord because the mount had broken off of it.

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