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My machine started making a clicking and whirring noise coming from the back whilst in operation. The drum is spinning with no extra noise and it is draining water. Any ideas as to what this could be

Just started making noise - possibly through whole cycle. but was only aware at beginning of spin cycle. (Wasn't in the room before this.) Doesn't sound like the drum.

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Posted on Dec 12, 2014

Testimonial: "Nope wasn't that. checked that. not the right noise."

  • Timandra French
    Timandra French Dec 12, 2014

    Nope, wasn't that. I checked for that - and it wasn't the right sort of noise for that.

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