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Hotpoint Ultima WMA61 loud knocking noise in spin cycle

Hi could anyone help me, my washer is making a very loud knocking noise when it goes into the spin cycle it sounds like a boeing 747 taking off It washes fine and seems ok apart from the noise which is rather annoying any help would be great kind regards.

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  • forest angel Jan 15, 2008

    Hi Washdoctor,

    Thanks for the reply, I will try it out. If I get an answer to the problem I will post the results.

    Forest Angel

  • washinghell Jan 23, 2008

    We have tried this and still the noise is there, we have changed the belt and there isn't anything for it to catch hold on, could it be something else?

  • gizmo77 Mar 22, 2008

    there is a loud knocking noise coming from the drum when in spin think it could be the bearings does anyone know were and how to locate them

  • waltonwarbys Oct 13, 2008

    hi , my machine makes a loud noise , like plane taking off , and there are also bits of debree or scale pieces in the rubber seal when its finished.

    yes there is lots of play up and down with the drum, is this the bearings or belt, and is it something i could change myself, many thanks jo.

    also mines a sevis machine not hotpoint,

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    I have the same noise problem, i have taken the drum out but cant remove the bearing to replace it.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    it sounds like a boeing 747 airplane taking off when its in spin cycle. Is that a bearing going out?



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Hello I think that the drum bearings have gone on the machine..

To open the door and spin the empty drum quickly by hand and you should hear the noise or say a less amplifed one.. Also another way to check is to move the inner durm up and down to see if there is any play in it..

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If noise is continuous, is load too heavy? If thats ok, then check specs of the machine,? does the motor have bearings? chances are it wont, but if it does that could be ne reason.

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