Question about LG WM-2277HW Front Load Washer
Hi i have a lg dd intelowasher 7kg wm-108fhd, it was not in the list and the other day it started squeaking it squeaks every turn it makes of the drum, i took the lid of thinking i could tighten the belt but there aint one lol i opened the back and there's like a hub cap with a bolt thro it, i can hear the squeak more with back off but canot see whats causing it any ideas ??
Without actually being able to hear it, this is a bit difficult, but first unplug the machine and shake the tub by hand. Squeaking now = good, minor problem like a shock absorber or loose part/ unbalanced machine. No squeak now = rather bad to very bad.
Rather bad would be an object between the inner and outer tub (usually a scrapping sound)
Very bad would be the shaft from the "spider" has seperated. (uncommon, but sounds likely in your case) the spider is the drive shaft and the three arms (normally fused as one solid part) which drives the inner tub. Replacement is at least a two hour job, if you've done one before, and it's still a pain to do. The first step is to remove the large nut at the center of the "hub cap" (the direct drive motor's rotor) If that does not come off, you have to use an angle grinder or something similar to grind or cut it off. The shaft would need to be replace anyway if the shaft has seperated from the spider arms. (be careful not to damage the "hub cap" (motor rotor) Then the rotor is removed, the bolts behind it removed to remove the motor's stator (all those electrical coils) unplug the plugs to the stator, and now the real fun begins. You have to remove the entire outer drum from the machine, seperate the two halves of the outer drum so you can remove the six bolts holding the spider onto the inner drum. Re-assembly is no easy job either, especially lifting the tub assembly to hook the springs back on. On a difficulty scale of 1 - 10 for this washer's repairs, this one is a 10. I would not recommend this for a do it yourselfer.
Posted on May 13, 2010
Testimonial: "thank you for your help, we noticed that if we pull the drum forward and turn it by hand the squeak (like a birds loud tweet) vanished but then when let go and turned by hand its back "
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