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Washing machine buzzing

When I start the washing cycle the water fills up no problem then when it goes to agitate it makes a buzzing sound and will not do anything. If I give the machine a tap with my hand it starts to agitate and works fine after that for the whole wash and then the machine will work fine for the rest of the day.


I have a Maytag Dependable Care LAT9334AAE

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Washer buzzes and won't agitate or spin. Only will fill with water.

Almost certainly with that sound, the motor start capacitor has failed. It will be located either behind the control panel, or underneath next to the motor.

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My washer fills and agitates, but when it gets to the rinse/spin cycle it stops and makes a loud grinding noise. Thanks for your time

If it doesn't drain the water after the wash cycle and the sound is more like a buzz then the first thing that I suggest you check is the lid switch. If the lid switch is damaged then the machine will not pump the wash cycle water out and it will not go into the subsequent cycles. The "grinding" or buzzing sound can be caused by an intermittent signal reaching relay switches or solenoids.

Feb 03, 2011 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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My GLTF 2940 makes a buzzing sound like a relay not pulling in all the way, during the rinse cycle. If you shut off the washer, and restart it on the rinse only cycle, it goes away.

its probably your cold water rinse only valves solenoid thats loose on the structure or the coil itself is loose,you may not hear it all the time especially during the initial wash start fill,try this, set the washer for cold water fill only on the washer,but turn off the water valves that supply water and start your machine to a wash cycle as normal,try this and see if it dry buzzes(without water),then try the same on the hot side,then with the water still off open up the machine and you can localize the buzzing noise

Mar 12, 2010 | Frigidaire GLTF2940ES Front Load Washer

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Me Estate washing machine, when started fills to specified water level then, it makes a buzzing noise then the buzz quits and nothing happens. Machine won't agitate or drain, just buzz then buzz quits.

sounds like you have a problem with your water supply to washer. the buzzing noise sounds like it's the valve opening to receive water but nothing going in. check supply hoses and water taps

Jul 14, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Series 70 fills wit water stops then makes a slight buzzing sound

The electric motor my have failed or a part called a capacitor could be the problem? The capacitor is part of the starting circuit of the electric motor, if this fails the motor will not start therefore the washing machine won't spin or agitate.

Jun 16, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Top load washer machine will not agitate

Hi There,
Check to see that the belt is being driven by the motor when it goes into the wash cycle. Let me know if this helps and thank you for using FixYa!

Mar 10, 2009 | Kenmore 24902 Top Load Washer

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Agitator does not move but activates high pitch buzz

genaral electric washing machine fills won,t spin but throws out water as if it did, goes to next cycle same thing, but sounds as if it is spinning but isn,t, hose not clocgged i checked, what else can be the problem,sounds ok but not spinning

Jan 26, 2009 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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Washing machine makes buzzing noise

Check the water pump for an obstruction in the chamber area, your pump may be sticking and that will cause the buzzing sound. The water pump runs during the fill portion of the cycle on several of the selected wash cycles to recirculate the water.

Nov 06, 2008 | Fisher Paykel EcoSmart GWL15

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If your washer fills but the timer cycle doesn't advance-replace the timer. If your washer fills the time cycle advance, and still not agitating your agitator is at fault.

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