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Front loader washing machine - noisy spin cycle

I'm not sure if something is stuck behind the drum or whether there is a problem with the bearings

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A service engineer told me he thought there was a piece of wire caught behind drum and to see if it worked its way out. It hasn't because I don't think he's right. On spin the noise is sometimes so loud it sounds like the bearings have gone. Today I removed the fluff filter and discovered what appears to be shreaded grey plastic. If I can get a copy of the machine spec I might be able to discover where this has come from. Sorry this is not a solution. But as your symptoms are so similar check your filter and see if its full of shreaded plastic.

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On spin cycle has a very noisy bearing sound what is cost of replacement bearing/& the cost of getting it installed

not enough information Frank to answer
we need to know make , model year of manufacturer, top loader , front loader and have you checked for an object stuck between the wash drum and the outside container
if the machine is 10 years or more then consider a a replacement unit as the body holding the bearing will be corroded and may not be a replacement part
best get a quote from the service agent as to what is the best way to go
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If you washer is noisy,

  • Check that the water supply valves are turned on
  • Inspect the filter screen
  • Test for overheating
  • Inspect the water pump
  • Test the water inlet valve
  • Test the motor

General tips
  • Balance the load
  • Level the machine
  • Inspect the water pump for a blockage
  • Inspect the coupling
  • Inspect the transmission
  • Adjust the drive belt tension
  • Check the motor bearings
  • Check the drum brakes

Good luck !!!


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