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My 2yr old frigidaire dishwasher is making clunking or grinding noise, occasionally, during wash cycle. It sounds like something is banging around on the inside. Happens even if run on empty.

Frigidaire gallery model fgid2466qf2a. Frigidaire corp, seems to think it is the motor. Based on the sound, I can't believe that is the case. Please help me.

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SOURCE: banging tumbler during spin cycle

Be certain that nothing got under the rubber skirt, pull it back and look /feel under it .
inside the tub are the large wiper arms solid and not come loose.
open the top access panel (3 screws in top rear )
and open the bottom access Panel (3 screws in bottom front)
Dissconnect power .
Look at the springs and arms that attach to the tub are they secure.
is the large stone concreate slabs secure.
move all these items and push at them all secure?
you can run it while open but the bottom has a switch on front right that has to be closed.
look watch listen.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire front load washer FWT449GFS1 grinding sound

If the tub seal lets go water will weep into the tub bearing. This will rust the basket shaft and normally wreck the tub bearing. Once the bearings starts to get worn enough it usually gets very noisy. The tub bearing is pressed onto the outer back half of the tub shell assembly. Normally need to replace the inner basket/shaft assembly and the outer shell with the tub bearing.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: Frigidaire front loader makes banging noises in spin cycle

hi there.......if this problem has just recently appeared...its quite possible that 1 of the tub suspension springs has broken resulting in the tub lying at an angle and causing this unbalance....you can check this by tilting the machine and looking at the tub susension points

regards Sir Galahad

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Machine makes loud banging noise during the spin cycle

The load is out of balance. Open the lid and redistribute the contents. When it's empty, grab the basket and give it a slight push sideways. It should move a little but, not free swing. If it doesn't have much resistance, the "snubber" has dried out and should be replaced. It is simply a piece of rubber in a metal bracket, that rests on the tub. When the basket spins,the snubber keeps it from jumping around.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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SOURCE: model FWT449GFS1 Frigidaire Gallery problems: roaring

most likely transmission bearings are worn out (sounds like a jet plane taking off) unfortunately this requires replacing the transmission which is a costly job.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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