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Loud spin cycle/water leaking

My washing machine had sudden become very loud on the spin cycle. I have noticed water on the floor a couple of times also. What could be causing this noice? Some type of bearing? And is this something I could repair myself.

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If your washer is making a "freight train" like noise in the spin mode, ( loud roaring ), this is often the spin bearing built into the bottom area of the transmission that is worn out. This bearing is part of the transmission and means a new transmission is required. The noise is usually a result of water leaking from the center seal and bearing area onto the transmission. This water washes out the bearing and it gets very noisy in the spin cycle!! Do check the easy stuff before condemning, nail/pin caught in one of the inner basket holes, nothing is caught in the drain pump, the inner wash basket is not loose and wobbling around.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009

  • Starnley Johnwells
    Starnley Johnwells Jan 14, 2009

    look for water leaking from the center area just above the transmission. Often the transmission is covered with staining from the leak



    Look in this area for the leak

  • Starnley Johnwells
    Starnley Johnwells Jan 14, 2009

    hope tis helps pls appreciate by rating as fixyaa

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