Something is inside the drum of my washer. It makes a horrible clicking sound when you turn the drum either way. When I stopped the washer and drained it, I thought it went down with the water. But as soon as I started another load, about 5 minutes into that LOAD, it surfaced again. PLEASE HELP!!!!!
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Re: object in the drum
This aint an easy fix.
Sometimes a bra wire gets through the holes and gets stuck.
the only thing you can do is split the drum housing and empty it out.
No hard to to but takes a lot of time and patience.
Sometimes when you are lucky take the pump hose off the drum housing and look in that hole. sometimes it gets stuck there
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Hello terilym - From what you have described it sounds like you possibly have foreign objects such as coins or safety pins in the tub or pump. I suggest unplugging the washer and carefully check the tub and to verify that the drum is also not damaged. If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in the actual pump. Contact a professional to accurately diagnose and repair the unit.
If you cannot turn the machine by hand then it may be an idea to see if the drive belt has snagged around the back end some how take a peep with a torch thru. top.if the belt looks ok it may be that something has got stuck inside the drum.Sometimes socks get stuck between the front of the drum casing and the drum shine a torch around the front by the door seal and see if you can see any objects jutting out if you can be careful and try with a vice grips to pull out if no joy it sounds as if it will have to be a tub out job.Sometimes objects like coins can be fished out thru the back where the heater sits but still a lot of work to get down there.Body of machine has to be split for access.
there are leveling feet under the front of the washer...lift front of washer and these feet should turn like a screw to level the washer....unlevel washers make terrible annoying noises...i hope this helps..good luck
a ratcheting sound generally indicates some object (wire of sorts) tried going down drain but cant make it out but motor not turning drum over is something else, to check drain remove lower cover and open pump cleanout also feel the rubber hose from bottom of tub to pump to see if a object is in it. take hose off pump to clean out hose. if this is older duet check nut on rear pulley and tighten..
It is possible, but it involves a strip down, which I would not recommend,
the only other way you might retrieve a foriegn object is by removing one of the drum lifters inside the drum.
Grasp one of the lifters and pull it firmly towards you, this should then lift out ,and you can feel around to see if you can locate anyhing.
to replace lifter, insert it into the slots, and push it firmly towards the rear, you should feel it click into place.
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