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Grinding noise when drum rotates

Washer makes a grinding noise whenever the drum is rotated. this happens whenever you rotate drum by hand or when it is in wash or spin cycle

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  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    grinding noise during wash cycle cabiro

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    possible foreign object entered drum

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Wash drum noises

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Machine drum not rotating

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    The new brushes may not be making good contact as spin is terminating early. Could a poor contact cause the operation of the valve when the drum is rotating fast?

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    while washing clothes the wash cycle makes a grinding sound,

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Getting a squeezing noise when washer is the the spin cycle regardless of hen speed of the drum

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May be a foreign object trapped in between the inner and outer tub. Major Disassembly required to split the outer tub. May also be the rear bearing in which case back half will have to be replaced.

Posted on Oct 04, 2007

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    Carol Jan 12, 2014

    See www.hometask.com. This is the drum bearings and seal going bad from poor balancing or a less than solid less than level surface. This webvsite sells a bearing kit and has a video to fix it and I'll tell you, it owrks.

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