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Help.....Our duet sport is Very very loud and noisy from start to finish. Made sure it is leveled and balanced. It actually moves on the floor. Friends of ours are having the same problem. This has been a problem since day 1. The performance is good, the noise unbearable.

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Go to walmart and get the swimming pool noodles and put it in between the wall and the washer in between the washer and the dryer and it will help with the noise a hole lot

Posted on Aug 10, 2013

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SOURCE: Washer appears to be out of balance

Double check the screws holding the washer to the pedestal to make sure they are tight and make sure all the jam nuts on the leveling legs are tight. Loose jam nuts are the most common cause of this.

If they are tight, loosen the right front leg and screw it up until the weight is off the floor. Then run it back down until it contacts the floor. Put the washer in high spin and tighten it down to the floor until you get the spot where there is the least vibration. Tighten jam nut, and check it again in spin with a load of clothes. 

Post back and let me know how this works.

Posted on Oct 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Duet GHW9150PW1 very noisy when spinning

its most likely bad bearings and basket. usually it happens over wear and tear or overloading.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: whirlpool duet sport makes very loud noises

How old is the unit?

I would venture to say that your drain pump is failing. Some will make a more louder than usual noise near the end of life. Have you checked the pump strainer yet? If it's clear, go ahead and replace the pump. It's a very easy DIY fix.


btw: remove the lower access panel to the washer. The strainer is located in the pump and will twist out w/a few turns. put something down on the floor (pan, towel, ect) before you remove the strainer for it will empty out whatever is left in the lower tub.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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SOURCE: My whirlpool duet sport washer often finishes it's

Slow drain. Check your drain hose for kinks and make sure it's not partially plugged. If it is going into a pipe make sure it isn't pushed too far into it.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Very Loud and Active Whirlpool Duet Sport Washer

It looks like the transit bolts are still in there at the back and if you take them out it should be more quiet.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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NOTE_ Verify That the shipping system including shipping bolts, spacers and cables are removed. This is a common issue when a new washer is installed.

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Double check the screws holding the washer to the pedestal to make sure they are tight and make sure all the jam nuts on the leveling legs are tight. Loose jam nuts are the most common cause of this.

If they are tight, loosen the right front leg and screw it up until the weight is off the floor. Then run it back down until it contacts the floor. Put the washer in high spin and tighten it down to the floor until you get the spot where there is the least vibration. Tighten jam nut, and check it again in spin with a load of clothes. 

Post back and let me know how this works.

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