Question about Frigidaire GLTF1670A Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore front loader drum grinding

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....

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 641 Answers
Re: Kenmore front loader drum grinding

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

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a top load fridgidaire washer model fwsc445rfs0. During the wash cycle it makes a high pitched scraping noise.... Struggles also while it winds down before rinse. Bearing maybe?

How To Fix A Washing Machine Making Noise During The ...
Jul 27, 2015 - Agitator directional cogs aka "agitator dogs" (top load washers) ... If you hear a rubbing sound or the drum spins uneven, then the ... A washer making a loud noise during spin cycle can also be caused ... The clutch in a washing machine connects the inner wash tub to the ..... May 8, 2015; High Water Bill?

Dishwasher Making Loud Grinding Noise During Wash Cycle
Apr 11, 2014 - Dishwasher Making Loud Grinding Noise During Wash Cycle ... GE, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, KitchenAid, Maytag, Kenmore, and LG) this is a .... Our Amana dishwasher is making a loud, high-pitched squealing noise throughout the wash ....Out Of A Washing Machine - Top Load & Front Load September 30, ...

All comments on Loud dishwasher Frigidaire Gallery mode ...

Dec 03, 2015 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Troubleshooting kenmore washer front loader 417 390 12890

basket rubbing to the door gasket ..could be bad bearing or broken spider

Mar 01, 2014 | Frigidaire GLTF2940E Gallery 3.5 Cu. Ft....

1 Answer

Why does my washer make noise before the spin cycle

Depending on what the noise sounds like, these front load washers have rear bearing issues. The drum bearing is just not strong enough to support the weight and the larger the drum the more weight and I doubt they use larger bearings for more cubic feet machines. They need a buddy bearing or some sort of support to take all the weight off the rear bearing.

Nov 19, 2013 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

1 Answer

I have a kenmore frontloading washer, during the spin cycle a noise like grinding can be heard, grinding can also be heard when turning drum by

its the drum bearings that support the inner drum,you need to replace these bearings,the problem with this is it was manufactured by frigidaire for kenmore and you cant just buy the inner bearing and lip seal as it comes with the outer rear half of the outer.tub where as with maytag neptune or whirlpool duet you can drive these bearin gs out and re-use the tub half,but you can't buy just the bearings and seal for a frigidaire front loader

Aug 31, 2012 | Kenmore Washing Machines

1 Answer

Loud grinding noise when on when it starts to spin?

If it is a front loader, then it sounds like the drum bearings have failed, spin the drum from the front by hand, if it feels rough or is noisy, then bearings have failed.

Jan 26, 2011 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

My kenmore front loading washer is screeching during spin cycle and seems to be spinning poorly at times. what is going on?

The wash drum should spin smoothly by hand without much noise. It is supported with two sets of ball bearings. If the water seal fails, water starts to leak into the inner bearing and they start to rust causing a loud noise especially during the spin cycle. The only way to fix it is to replace the bearings and seal. It a big and expensive job to replace the bearings since you literally need to take your washer apart to get to the bearings. Sorry.

Oct 07, 2010 | Kenmore 44102 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

I get a loud noise during the spin cycle - sounds like the ball bearings are wearing off. Is there a way to fix this? How?

Yip could well be drum bearing failure, itss quite a big job / expensive......Depending on age may not be worthwhile!!

Jun 24, 2010 | Kenmore 43052 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Have a g/e front loader and makes a loud noise when spinning,machine is 2 years old or so

Could be a few things including worn drum bearings,, Does inner drum have adverse play?

Feb 22, 2010 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Loud grinding noise only during the spin cycle.

Try looking at the solution for loud noise during spin with gray water in drain. This also sounds like the bearings on the shaft supporting the stainless steel drum, in the aft half of the outer drum.

Apr 05, 2009 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Frigidaire GLTF1670A Front Load Washer Logo

259 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Washing Machines Experts


Level 3 Expert

4342 Answers

Richard Roth
Richard Roth

Level 3 Expert

9472 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides