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Washing machine noise spinning

Washing machine get crazy when finising spinning,I just put the new bearings and drum spider.any ideas

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Here are a series of free videos to help you with your bearing problems and how to fix them
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This first video shows you how to diagnose the problem


The next Hotpoint video is on how to take the drum out


This Hotpoint video will show you how to change the bearings in the drum tub


the last one will show you how to change the spider or drum support as they are known

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Check out the motor coupler.it may be cracked or got damaged.
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Bumping noise during spin cycle


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Although a noisy washing machine is not typically a signthat something is broken, it definitely can be annoying. Usually the noise froma washing machine can be fixed fairly easily, but a few different fixes mayneed to be tried before it can be determined what the true culprit of the noisewas. INSTRUCTIONAND TOOLS NEEDED STATED BELOW Flashlight, Screwdriver, Drive belt 1 Check the drum bearings if the washing machine ismaking a rumbling noise. The noise may possibly stem from water getting intothe bearings. Take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If there is arumble, remove the bearings and replace them with new ones. 2 Check the spider at the back of the drum. The spideris the three-armed device that holds the drum in place. If there is one loudnoise on each revolution of the drum, there is a good chance the spider haspartially become loose. Tighten the bolts on the spider to silence the noise itcauses. 3 Check for coins. If the noise the washing machinemakes sounds like metal on metal, there is a good chance that some change hasslipped from a pocket and is now in the dryer. Take a flashlight and look inthe drum for coins, paper clips, and other small items. 4 Adjust the legs. Many washing machines make morenoise than they should because they have not been properly balanced. Re-adjustthe legs to make sure that they are all even. This will keep the washingmachine from moving and will ensure that the noise it creates while it moveswill go away. 5 Replace the drive belt. Often a high-pitched squeakynoise can come from a drive belt that has been worn down. Simply replacing theold belt with a new one will fix this problem.
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Sep 26, 2011 | Washing Machines

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Spin Cycle is very loud on front load washing machine


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How to fit a Bearing in a Washing Machine | Appliance Repair Help

  • If a washing machine is rumbling, and very noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on many washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. (Hotpoint and Zanussi in particular in my experience) To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the bearings may have gone. There should be a constant rumble all the time the drum is revolving.
  • Another drum bearing failure symptom is excessive up and down play in the drum which can be checked for by lifting the drum up and down from the drum lip behind the door seal. A further symptom of drum bearing failure can be a brown rust patch underneath the washing machine and down the back of the outer drum, underneath the drum pulley (where the belt goes) although this patch is not always present. There are usually two small holes at the back of the drum bearings where water that has got past the drum bearing seal trickles out, and it's usually stained with grease and rust if water has got into the bearings.
  • Loud noises when turning the drum by hand can also be caused if the drum itself splits, or the spider at the back of the drum has come away from the drum, is corroded or even broken. This would normally be a loud noise on each revolution of the drum whereas the noise when drum bearings have gone is constant all the time the drum is turning. Lifting the drum checking for excessive play can often reveal a broken or loose drum spider which sometimes only occurs at certain points round the drum (the spider has three arms and is bolted to the drum at three points)
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I have a ge frontload washer and it recently started making a really loud noise when in spin mode. It sometimes bangs the side also. What's going on?


It could be a few things that could be wrong with it. With the washer empty does the wash drum sit centered within the door? Also the drum should be level and not sag down or up. If it does, then it could mean the the springs or shocks are broken. You can check shocks by removing the two screws on the front bottom access panel. There are two shocks, and are mounted on the bottom of the the drum.

If the drum sits level and centered in the door, turn the drum by hand and feel how it spins. It should spin true and quietly without any kind of thumping or scaping noise. If it makes a thumping or scraping noise, or it wobbles as it spins this could mean the the spider arms that support the wash drum are broken. If it does not make any abrupt noise when you spin it by hand but when the machine is in a spin cycle, it spins with a loud roar like a jet plane is landing in your laundry room, then the bearings are gone.

It can be very expensive to have these machines servied since the machines needs to be taken apart to get the drum/bearing assembly. If you are handy, you can replace the bearing and seal for less than $100 in parts, but, if the spider assembly is broken, the parts alone can cost as much as a new washer.

Apr 19, 2011 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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My washer has recently started thumping and banging during the spin cycle. I thought it was uneven weight distribution, but it does it every spin now. And when the spinning slows down it has started...


Hi, . according to your washer problem i m writing solution ,please read and follow it:-
  1. Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.
  2. check out this following options one by one to locate the fault in your machine.
  3. 1)Check for drum bearing failure if your washing machine is noisy on the spin cycle. Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.2)Turn the drum by hand and listen for loud noises. If the drum itself is split or the 'spider' is corroded, broken or has come apart from the back of the drum it will create a loud noise on every turn of the drum. (When the bearings have gone bad, the noise is constant the entire time the drum is spinning.)3)Look for obvious dents and creases in the drum or look for coins or small objects stuck inside the tub underneath the drum when a horrendous noise is made while clothes are in the tub.4)Clear thewater pumpfrom obstructions like coins or small objects when a noise occurs while the washing machine is emptying water.5)Remove the sump hose and look for bra wires if you hear a light scraping noise when the drum is turned by hand. You can also check to make sure a wire isn't poking out of one of the holes in the drum. In this case, you can pull the wire out easily with pliers.6)Take the belt off and run the motor alone if you hear a high pitched squealing noise to check for motor bearing damage or wear. If you still hear the noise without the belt, it's the motor bearing.
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  6. I hope this will help.
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Jan 21, 2011 | AEG Lavamat 72640 Front Load Washer

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When in spin cycle there is a grinding noise


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Here are solution on how to solve the noisy problem.

Although a noisy washing machine is not typically a sign that something is broken, it definitely can be annoying. Usually the noise from a washing machine can be fixed fairly easily, but a few different fixes may need to be tried before it can be determined what the true culprit of the noise was.
Instructions what you need to solve this problem.

  • Flashlight,Screwdriver,Drive belt
  1. Check the drum bearings if the washing machine is making a rumbling noise. The noise may possibly stem from water getting into the bearings. Take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If there is a rumble, remove the bearings and replace them with new ones.
  2. Check the spider at the back of the drum. The spider is the three-armed device that holds the drum in place. If there is one loud noise on each revolution of the drum, there is a good chance the spider has partially become loose. Tighten the bolts on the spider to silence the noise it causes.
  3. Check for coins. If the noise the washing machine makes sounds like metal on metal, there is a good chance that some change has slipped from a pocket and is now in the dryer. Take a flashlight and look in the drum for coins, paper clips, and other small items.
  4. Adjust the legs. Many washing machines make more noise than they should because they have not been properly balanced. Re-adjust the legs to make sure that they are all even. This will keep the washing machine from moving and will ensure that the noise it creates while it moves will go away.
  5. Replace the drive belt. Often a high-pitched squeaky noise can come from a drive belt that has been worn down. Simply replacing the old belt with a new one will fix this problem.
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Jan 12, 2011 | Maytag Performa PAV2200

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Washing machine makes terrible noise please advise


where the noise came from during the spinning time? if is spinning time,check the foot of your unit if is unbalance and adjust it,if is ok but the noise still in der the belt of the unit is wort out check the belt is is loose,remove cover the the back to check,if is belt is ok,the bearing have big problem and need to replace the new one,but you need an technician to remove it coz very difficult to remove this,need to dismantle the hole unit to remove the bearing and replace it that why the technician can do that

Dec 24, 2010 | Zanussi WJS1265W Front Load Washer/Dryer

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When dishwaser is running a surginge sound is heard.hear surge then water in tub surge then water Repeats non stop.almost sounds like pump is on and off.


Hello,

Although a noisy washing machine is not typically a sign that something is broken, it definitely can be annoying. Usually the noise from a washing machine can be fixed fairly easily, but a few different fixes may need to be tried before it can be determined what the true culprit of the noise was.

Instructions And Material You Need
  • Flashlight,Screwdriver,Drive belt
  1. Check the drum bearings if the washing machine is making a rumbling noise. The noise may possibly stem from water getting into the bearings. Take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If there is a rumble, remove the bearings and replace them with new ones.
  2. Check the spider at the back of the drum. The spider is the three-armed device that holds the drum in place. If there is one loud noise on each revolution of the drum, there is a good chance the spider has partially become loose. Tighten the bolts on the spider to silence the noise it causes.
  3. Check for coins. If the noise the washing machine makes sounds like metal on metal, there is a good chance that some change has slipped from a pocket and is now in the dryer. Take a flashlight and look in the drum for coins, paper clips, and other small items.
  4. Adjust the legs. Many washing machines make more noise than they should because they have not been properly balanced. Re-adjust the legs to make sure that they are all even. This will keep the washing machine from moving and will ensure that the noise it creates while it moves will go away.
  5. Replace the drive belt. Often a high-pitched squeaky noise can come from a drive belt that has been worn down. Simply replacing the old belt with a new one will fix this problem.
Good luck and thanks for using fixya.

Dec 24, 2010 | KitchenAid KUDC03FVSS 23 in Builtin...

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UBNORMAL SOUND DURING DRY SPIN


Washing machine is noisyIt's very difficult to advise on a noisy washing machine because you often can't describe noises accurately enough. People can describe the same noises quite differently.
Here's a general guide though -
  • If a washing machine is rumbling, and very noisy on spin, the main suspect is the drum bearings. Drum bearing failure is common on many washing machines due to water getting into them if the drum bearing seal fails. (Hotpoint and Zanussi in particular in my experience) To check for drum bearing failure you can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand. If the drum rumbles when spun then the bearings may have gone. There should be a constant rumble all the time the drum is revolving.
  • Another drum bearing failure symptom is excessive up and down play in the drum which can be checked for by lifting the drum up and down from the drum lip behind the door seal. A further symptom of drum bearing failure can be a brown rust patch underneath the washing machine and down the back of the outer drum, underneath the drum pulley (where the belt goes) although this patch is not always present. There are usually two small holes at the back of the drum bearings where water that has got past the drum bearing seal trickles out, and it's usually stained with grease and rust if water has got into the bearings.
  • Loud noises when turning the drum by hand can also be caused if the drum itself splits, or the spider at the back of the drum has come away from the drum, is corroded or even broken. This would normally be a loud noise on each revolution of the drum whereas the noise when drum bearings have gone is constant all the time the drum is turning. Lifting the drum checking for excessive play can often reveal a broken or loose drum spider which sometimes only occurs at certain points round the drum (the spider has three arms and is bolted to the drum at three points)
  • Coins or other obstructions trapped inside the tub under the drum can make horrendous noises as they get tossed about on spin. They often don't make the noise unless laundry is in though. Look out for obvious dints and creases in the drum itself as evidence of a coin or similar stuck inside although be aware that it only shows there's been an obstruction in at some point and the coin could have fallen into the sump hose or filter and not actually be the cause of the noise at this time
  • Other causes of a noisy washing machine are coins and other obstructions inside the water pump. This will cause noise when the washing machine is emptying the water. Coins or other obstructions can get trapped between the outer tub and the inner drum. This would produce a lot of noise on spin as the coins get tossed around inside. Often, spinning the drum by hand will not reproduce the noise in the case of coins because the coins drop to the bottom of the tub and lay flat when the washing machine isn't spinning
  • A light scraping or ratchety noise when the drum is turned by hand is commonly a bra wire trapped between the tub and drum. They can often be removed from underneath with the sump hose taken off. It's always worth checking that the wire isn't poking through one of the holes in the drum which can be pulled back out from inside the door. It's rare, but I've retrieved 3 or 4 this way over the years.
  • A high pitched squealing or harsh noise can be motor bearing wear. This can also be checked for by taking the belt off and running the motor alone.
  • A knocking noise can be a loose tub weight. This would normally be worse with heavy loads and would not be present on spin with no washing in. This is because the knocking noise is caused when the tub (or outer drum) shakes about on spin. Without washing inside the drum the tub doesn't move. Another symptom of a loose tub weight is grey concrete dust under the washing machine. Warning: These days most washing machines have plastic tubs and over tightening a tub weight bolt can easily shear the bracket resulting in a new tub being required. Try loctite. Often, once a tub weight has come loose the plastic tub is damaged anyway especially if it isn't caught early enough
  • Sometimes a badly worn drive belt can cause a surprising amount of noise. I've even come across some where i was convinced the drum bearings were gone until I took off the belt and spun the drum by hand to find no noise.
It's very tempting to ignore noises while the washing machine is still otherwise working. Some noises can be ignored as they will not develop into serious faults. Other noises, if left, will cause extensive damage and can end up costing considerably more than if tackled early or these days writing the washing machine off. Of course the problem is that you can't tell which of the categories a noise falls into - so ignore them at your own risk. If you have a specific noise you are concerned about, either call an engineer

Apr 11, 2010 | Samsung Washing Machines

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Sounds like a Harley when it spins, still spins though.


If you get a very loud noise coming from the machine, and this noise is louder when it spins faster, then it is not a Harley inside your washer, it is the drum bearing.

The drum bearing is bad, probably drum bearing spider had broken.

On a front load the drum bearing is located at the back of the drum.

To replace the part you take apart machine, undo the belt and depending on the model you may need to remove more parts.

You can find parts and diagrams for most models here.

Nov 13, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

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Machine (LG wm1280 7kg)works fine except drum wont roatae


You can repair it, but it really needs to be done by a qualified technician. What has very possibly happened, is the spider assembly has snapped that connects to the drum (that's the noise you heard).. The drum has now collapsed. Different machines open differently. The later ones have plastic outer frames, and when the "spider arm"collapses, it eats large chunks out of the drum internally. It in my opinion is not then worth the repair. For the older ones, one needs to remove drive belt and pulley then strip front of machine to enable you to open it up. This will let you then remove the inner drum. Inspect spider assy. and see if actually broken. (I'm sure it is.) Phone agents for replacement parts which will be 2 bearings and a seal and the spider assembly.Install and reassemble.

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