Question about Washing Machines

1 Answer

I think the maid dropped a small garment between the drum and the outer casing. Imposible to get my hand in there. When I tiltbthe drum I can feel it not moving all the way to the front wich suggest s

I think the maid dropped a small garment between the drum and the outer casing. Imposible to get my hand in there. When I tiltbthe drum I can feel it not moving all the way to the front wich suggest something is stuck down there. Any advise. Samsumg wa80g5 diamond drum.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,899 Answers

I would say, if there's something in there, the drum will have to be removed. Not an easy job.
You could try www.searsdirectparts.com
They have free diagrams and parts "blow-up diagrams.
They'll even fix it for you.

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

BELT BURNT FRAYED THEN BROKE, SOUNDED LIKE BEARING NOISE


It may be a garment stuck in between the inner drum and the outer shell

Aug 31, 2012 | GE WBVH6240F Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My machine seems to be creating "plucks" on garments. I've run my hand around the drum for any "spikes". Any idea why this is happening please?


I'm sorry to say that this is potentially very bad news. The problem you describe is quite possibly because the main bearing on the drum is worn out, allowing the inner drum to "flop about", when this happend, garments can get trapped between the inner and outer drums, causing pulls in the material and stain marks as the material is rubbed hard against the rubber gasket.


To test your bearings, open the door of the machine and by putting a little lifting pressure on the top of the inner drum, attempt to rock the stainless steel inner drum up and down.

The outer drum is mounted on springs and shock absorbers, so it will rock about (and it should do this) but the inner drum should not move up and down in relation to the outer drum. There should be ABSOLUTELY NO PLAY between the 2 drums, even the tiniest amount will mean the bearings have failed.


If the bearings are bad enough then other symptoms will typically include:


A clonking noise as you lift and release the inner drum (this is the inner drum rattling on its bearings and/or hitting the outer drum)


You will have become aware of the spin cycle becoming far noisier recently and possibly even a grinding crunching noise when the machine spins.


The drum may feel like something is crunching or stopping you turning it when you spin it by hand with the door open.


A leak from under the machine, which you will probably be able to trace to the back of the machine, coming from the centre of the drum. This is a result of the failing bearing allowing water to escape through the seal at the rear.


This is NOT a job for the uninitiated DIY enthusiast as it will mean stripping the machine and removing the drum from the chassis, splitting it, removing pressed in bearings and then sourcing and re-fitting new bearings.

To be frank, the cost of a bearing set (if they are replaceable, and most are) will be about ?£20 ($30) or so. But it's a long and horrible job if you haven't done it before. I know professionals who claim they can do a bearing change in under an hour, I've done a few and it takes me about 2 hours by the time I've ripped the machine apart and reassembled it after the bearing swap. A local repairer will probably attend and swap out your defective drum for a refurbished one and then take yours away so he can refurbish it and put it back in his stock. Sadly, this will take the price up to the point where you need to question if the expense is worth it or do you get a new machine instead.


Jul 28, 2011 | De Dietrich LZ9619 Front Load Washer /...

1 Answer

My Simpson Enduro 701 does not drain properly at final spin and quite often clothes are ripped.


Looks like you have 2 problems here. The draining issue is probably a blocked pump, but the ripping is far more serious as it's usually associated with garments getting caught between the inner drum and the outer drum. THIS is usually the result of faulty main bearings, which may, I'm sorry to say, be fatal. I have attached some generic advice below. Hope it heps you pinpoint the problems:

The problem you describe with clothes being ripped is almost certainly because the main bearing on the drum is worn out, allowing the inner drum to "flop about"and trap clothing when it does.

To test your bearings, open the door of the machine and by putting a little lifting pressure on the top of the inner drum, attempt to rock the stainless steel inner drum up and down.

The outer drum is mounted on springs and shock absorbers, so it will rock about (and it should do this) but the inner drum should not move up and down in relation to the outer drum. There should be ABSOLUTELY NO PLAY between the 2 drums, even the tiniest amount will mean the bearings have failed.

If the bearings are bad enough then other symptoms will typically include:

A clonking noise as you lift and release the inner drum (this is the inner drum rattling on its bearings and/or hitting the outer drum)

You will have become aware of the spin cycle becoming far noisier recently and possibly even a grinding crunching noise when the machine spins.

The drum may feel like something is crunching or stopping you turning it when you spin it by hand with the door open.

A leak from under the machine, which you will probably be able to trace to the back of the machine, coming from the centre of the drum. This is a result of the failing bearing allowing water to escape through the seal at the rear.

This is NOT a job for the uninitiated DIY enthusiast as it will mean stripping the machine and removing the drum from the chassis, splitting it, removing pressed in bearings and then sourcing and re-fitting new bearings.

To be frank, the cost of a bearing set (if they are replaceable, and most are) will be about £20 ($30) or so. But it's a long and horrible job if you haven't done it before. I know professionals who claim they can do a bearing change in under an hour, I've done a few and it takes me about 2 hours by the time I've ripped the machine apart and reassembled it after the bearing swap. A local repairer will probably attend and swap out your defective drum for a refurbished one and then take yours away so he can refurbish it and put it back in his stock. Sadly, this will take the price up to the point where you need to question if the expense is worth it or do you get a new machine instead.

Turning to the issue with drain problems and wet garments:

This is almost certainly a simple problem with your empty pump filter being clogged. The empty cycle is timed and if it can't get all the water out in time because the filter is blocked and slowing the empty down, then it will fail safe and won't step on to the final spin cycle with excess water in the drum.

You need to locate and clean the filter. Depending on the model (not familiar which with the model you mention) there is probably a round filter cap on the front of the machine at the bottom (It may be behind a small door or hidden behind a clip on panel on the bottom) Many models of this design also have a small hose to the right of the filter cap that you can pull out, remove a plug from and drain off any water in the filter before you remove the filter and get your floor wet, so take a look for this before you remove the filter and get soaked.


Jul 11, 2011 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Our LG washer is 4-5 years old. All of a sudden there is a slight scraping noise when the drum is turned. I can feel no resistance when turned by hand. It sounds like something may be between the stainless...


My LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer had the same problem, I took it apart and it turned out to be heavy corrosion on the drum. just sand it back and it will be as good as new

May 03, 2011 | LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Dryer heats up but does not rotate - only squeals


Check to see if the dryer drum will turn by hand. If not, look for a sock or other small garment that may be wedged between the drum and the dryer. It's remotely possible that the bearing has seized.

If the drum turns fairly easily by hand, the belt is probably loose (worn and stretched) and needs replacement. Check repairclinic.com for the part and a how-to video, if you want to try to repair it yourself.

Apr 29, 2011 | Frigidaire FEX831CS Top Load Stacked...

1 Answer

We have an shirt that mysteriously got sucked under the drum. We can see it through the drain holes. How do we get it out? Can we take the drum out somehow - we don't see any screws and we don't...


The drum cannot be dismantled so don't even try. What's probably happened is that a part of the garment slipped through the small gap between the inner and outer drums and then the rest got dragged through.

If the machine is still working normally and does not seem to be devouring other garments (always use a laundry bag or pillowcase for tights and underwear) then ignore it but regularly check the trap filter on the lower front of the machine. The shirt will eventually make it's way there and modern trap filters are designed to shred the occasional errant sock and to spit it out without blocking the machine. A shirt is probably too big, so when you find that the machine will not drain or pump out properly, disconnect from the mains, pull the machine forwards and tilt it back enough to reach the pump from underneath (for safety it's VITAL to securely prop the machine so that it cannot fall or slip onto you). A thick, often corrugated, flexible hose will connect the drum to the pump. Squeeze the hose and you'll feel whatever has blocked it. Unclip the hose, pull out the obstruction, and you'll be good to go again. You may even be able to use this method to fish the shirt out before it causes a problem by disconnecting the hose at the drum and using a bit of coathanger wire to probe into the drum and fish out the shirt. Careful though, as sometimes I get called out to folks who also have a coathanger wire stuck between the drums...

May 28, 2010 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

1 Answer

My ariston intergrated washing machine''s inner drum has dropped and is making alot of noise, it seems to be detached and ''loose'' from the outer drum casing


Either the main drum bearings have collpased, or the drum support has corroded and fractured, thus causing the drum to collapse.
It is a major repair, and quite expensive to put right.
In my experience. I think you would be well advised to consider replacing the washer.
Please rate my solution.
Thankyou.

Jan 24, 2010 | Ariston Technologies AW125NA 13 lbs. Load...

1 Answer

The washer made a gringing noise on the last load and now the water didn't go into the drum but all over the floor.


Found a post online. A garment got lodged between the inner and outer drum blocking the fill port preventing the water from entering the machine - instead it came out the front of the machine at the detergent fill. Pulled out the garment and now works fine.

Nov 30, 2009 | Kenmore HE2 Plus Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Candy Aquaviva 1300 washing machine


fabrick condictioner drawer stays full can you help me bernie

May 21, 2008 | Candy AQW130 Front Load Washer / Dryer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

36 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Washing Machines Experts

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1460 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15557 Answers

Are you a Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...