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Washer making noise in spin cycle

My top loading washer is making a whining noise when in the latter stages of spin cycle...after the visible water has been drained. Otherwise it works ok...or seems to. But it seems to start making this whining/grinding noise when the water has spun out of the tub. I checked the belt and put soap on it as suggested in a similar problem...and it does this without clothes in is so it's not an out of balance problem. Any ideas?

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  • melcanon Feb 10, 2008

    This is an Amana Stainless Designer Series Heavy Duty Large Capacity washer.

  • melcanon Feb 10, 2008

    Thanks a lot. Actually, I'd already taken the pump off and found a small nail inside. Removed it and it seems to work fine now. There is a bit of a different sound from the pump but upon inspection I noticed that the nail had cut a groove into one side of the pump fan (whatever that's called) (impeller?). So, that's probably what has caused the different sound. I'm sure I'll have to eventually replace the pump but put it back together so the family could get some laundry done before the work/school week started. But, your diagnosis was right on...way to go!



    Mel

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Is this unit new? I had a frigidaire that would really get to going on the spin cycle. Got the clothes really dry and sounded like a jet engine if no clothes were in it. Is it a whisling sound or screeching sound...The sound could be coming from the water pump. It may have something in it that is dragging. Some you can take the bottom off of and clean them out..

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