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Loud noise when draining

I have a gw712 top loader. it makes loud noise when draining. i would appreciate any help . thx

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  • DandJTech May 11, 2010

    What type of loud noise,



    clicking like tuk-tuk-tuk fast, bra wire in drain motor. hope this solves. if not please clarify noise.

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You need to tilt this machine back and remove the drain pump from under the machine and check for anything stuck in there eg a hair clip or coin etc. If there's nothing stuck in there you may need to repalce the drain pump. Cheers

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