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My washing maching machine is very noisy and sounds like it is banging on a spin cycle. wot is it? it is ok when empty

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Usually caused by the drum being out-of -balance. Can be the result of poor distribution of the clothes or too light a load in the machine. Before the spin cycle starts, the drum usually rotates clockwise and anticlockwise to distribute the load evenly.
If the above is not causing the problem, it may be due to the concrete damping block ( present on most washing machines) becoming loose. This sometimes happens after a period of use, and can be easily corrected by tightening up the retaining bollts.
Finally the bearings could be worn. Repairs could be expensive if this is the case.

Before investigating anything inside the machine MAKE SURE IT IS DISCONNECTED FROM THE MAINS SUPPLY!

Posted on May 02, 2008

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