Question about Frigidaire GLTF1670A Front Load Washer
Our front loader washer spins with an incredibly loud noise. It sounds as if it's spinning on ball bearings that are metal to metal. It's a low almost grinding sound. this is a new sound and so loud that you can hear it throughout the whole house. The machine also smells like mold all the time and although it's not a Neptune, it sounds like it has the same issues that machine had. Any suggestions on what the grinding sound could be and how to fix it. By the way, I recently started adding vinegar to the wash cycle to try to keep the mold smell away. It's a bit better but I wonder if the vinegar, which is an acid, has caused the problem. I did a little research on vinegar in washing machines and found many sites which suggested using it to help clean the machine. Help please....
This can be a symptom of drum bearing wear. A quick check for wear is to see if the inner drum moves up and down relative to the fixed outer drum. It should only move a minute amount. If it moves more than a millimeter or two, it is probably worn bearings. Regarding the bad smell - Make a boil wash (with no clothes and detergents) put in the powder's drawer a cup of bicarbonate of soda. It should clean the machine and remove out the bad smell. Good luck!
Posted on Sep 14, 2007
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