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Loud thumping noise when the drum starts to spin. The unit is level. It looks like the drum is not spinning balanced

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See if you shake or tilt or move the inner tub
if you can you may have a groken spinner support
dont know hold old the machine is, but if its out of warrenty, it could be come very expensive repair

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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What could be the cause of loud thumping during spin?


Sounds like one of the balancing springs either broke or came off.

Feb 02, 2016 | Speed Washing Machines

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I have a ge frontload washer and it recently started making a really loud noise when in spin mode. It sometimes bangs the side also. What's going on?


It could be a few things that could be wrong with it. With the washer empty does the wash drum sit centered within the door? Also the drum should be level and not sag down or up. If it does, then it could mean the the springs or shocks are broken. You can check shocks by removing the two screws on the front bottom access panel. There are two shocks, and are mounted on the bottom of the the drum.

If the drum sits level and centered in the door, turn the drum by hand and feel how it spins. It should spin true and quietly without any kind of thumping or scaping noise. If it makes a thumping or scraping noise, or it wobbles as it spins this could mean the the spider arms that support the wash drum are broken. If it does not make any abrupt noise when you spin it by hand but when the machine is in a spin cycle, it spins with a loud roar like a jet plane is landing in your laundry room, then the bearings are gone.

It can be very expensive to have these machines servied since the machines needs to be taken apart to get the drum/bearing assembly. If you are handy, you can replace the bearing and seal for less than $100 in parts, but, if the spider assembly is broken, the parts alone can cost as much as a new washer.

Apr 19, 2011 | GE WSXH208A Front Load Washer

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My washer has recently started thumping and banging during the spin cycle. I thought it was uneven weight distribution, but it does it every spin now. And when the spinning slows down it has started...


Hi, . according to your washer problem i m writing solution ,please read and follow it:-
  1. Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.
  2. check out this following options one by one to locate the fault in your machine.
  3. 1)Check for drum bearing failure if your washing machine is noisy on the spin cycle. Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.2)Turn the drum by hand and listen for loud noises. If the drum itself is split or the 'spider' is corroded, broken or has come apart from the back of the drum it will create a loud noise on every turn of the drum. (When the bearings have gone bad, the noise is constant the entire time the drum is spinning.)3)Look for obvious dents and creases in the drum or look for coins or small objects stuck inside the tub underneath the drum when a horrendous noise is made while clothes are in the tub.4)Clear thewater pumpfrom obstructions like coins or small objects when a noise occurs while the washing machine is emptying water.5)Remove the sump hose and look for bra wires if you hear a light scraping noise when the drum is turned by hand. You can also check to make sure a wire isn't poking out of one of the holes in the drum. In this case, you can pull the wire out easily with pliers.6)Take the belt off and run the motor alone if you hear a high pitched squealing noise to check for motor bearing damage or wear. If you still hear the noise without the belt, it's the motor bearing.
  4. you can get the required partys from
  5. www.repairclinic.com
  6. I hope this will help.
please don't forget to vote me. goodluck.......

Jan 21, 2011 | AEG Lavamat 72640 Front Load Washer

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Whirlpool LSN8244AW0 began making a loud thumping noise which quickly got worse then turned machine off; appears that tub is off balance and hitting all four of the inside walls during spin cycle. Do i...


Hi,
The problem might be springs of the unit might be loosen or the suspension which holds the washing machine drum unit kindly replace the after checking which is faulty.It is difficult to find in spring but in suspension it must not go freely if if goes freely means kindly replace the suspension this problem will be solved

May 15, 2010 | Washing Machines

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Loud noise kenmore washer


  • Hi,
  • try these out:
  1. Balance the load
  2. Level the machine
  3. Inspect the water pump for a blockage
  4. Inspect the coupling
  5. Inspect the transmission
  6. Adjust the drive belt tension
  7. Check the motor bearings
  8. Check the drum brakes
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May 22, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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Tub makes loud thumping noise when spinning


Good morning! It's common to hear a loud thumping noise during spinning because the load (clothes) are not properly place in the tub. Please try to put the load in order & compress it down. best regards.

May 02, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Looks like the drum has droped


You will need to get the bearings replaced. Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.

Sep 18, 2008 | Frigidaire ATF6000ES Front Load Washer

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Thumping and banging


make sure all shipping pins are out the tub should move all around from side to side if it level still bangs its eather the balance ring top basket are there 3 slides on a plate above the motor just put some silacone oil on tham move around

Feb 09, 2008 | Kenmore 24032\24036 Top Load Washer

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Kenmore 90 series noise after spin


Yes the brakes are grabbing too hard....I will sometimes lubricate them....Or replace the basket drive assy. You do know how to take the cabinet off i take it??

Oct 02, 2007 | Washing Machines

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