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Lg wm2277hw. Shortly after wash cycle begins a loud brrrring noise starts from the front of the machine. It seems to be coming from just above the clean out on the lower left front of the machine. I have cleaned the screen which has not helped. Any suggestions?

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  • john502 May 17, 2009

    I did as you asked and their is no noise. The sound starts roughly 1-2 minutes after the wash cycle starts then will stop when it spins. It starts again when it goes into the rince cycle.

  • john502 May 18, 2009

    I pulled out the pump unit and there is 2 pumps one to empty the machine and one the looks like a recirculating pump. The recirc pump is making the noise so took it apart and nothing was in the impeller. I cleaned annyway and reinstalled it and it makes the same noise. I am going to replace it tomorrow and see if that coeects it. I will let you know. Thanks for the advise.

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Try just manually turning the wash tub to see if you have the noise at that time. There may to an object rubbing on the tub. Look around the very front edge of the tub, right near the rubber door gasket. (note: if you spin the drum quickly, the control will light for a few seconds, due to the fact that you are actually using the motor to generate a little electrical current. This is not harmful to the machine.) Let me know what your results are, and if we will have to look further / elsewhere.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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    Carl Schulzetenberg May 18, 2009

    With that added description, it sounds like a pump issue. Maybe an item like a toothpick or such is rubbing on the pump impeller. I'd remove the clean out and look to see if you can see anything that appears to have made it past the filter. Also, sometimes the pump impeller can come off the pump motor shaft, resulting in buzzing, but then you would not get any pump out.

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