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Machine does not spin. It makes a high pitch ratcheting sound but does not spin. If I open the door and spin the drum it spins easily and freely with no drag.

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Hello. When a washing machine will not spin you have one of two problems occurring. Either the belt is broken or the transmission is bad. Since it spins freely by hand, I suspect that your belt is broken and needs to be replaced. J.

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It drains very slowly and it makes a high pitch sound when it does spin...sometimes you hear something tapping or slapping, likesomething is stuck.


To me it sounds like you have something stuck in your pump. I would check that first. I had the high pitched sound during the spin cycle on my machine and it turned out to be the drum bearings. That part used to be covered by a 10 year warranty but not anymore. My machine was less than ten years old and it cost me around 300.00 to fix it. I have paid for my machine 3 times over in repairs. My next washer will NOT be HE and probably an old school Speed Queen

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Hi, I have a frigidaire front load washer, model FTF2140ESO, that is making a high pitched screeching noise when it enters into the final spin cycle. The noise ramps up in volume as the drum spins faster....


Some times screws can work their way out near the drum and rub against the drum causing the squeak. You might have to take off the back of the washer and see if there is anything loose contacting the drum.

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Front load kenmore 11047511701 makes a high pitch noise on spin cycle


this sounds like drum bearings wearing out,,,,open the door and check if thee is any lift in the drum only lift it a little if there is this is wear in the drum bearings,,,also check the motor bearings by spinning the drum by hand if it screems its motor bearings

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When it gets to spin cycle it move all over the placy bang into wall ????


Check to see if the machine is level and all the 4 legs are making good contact with the floor. If the machine is level, check to see if the machine spins freely. Open the door and check the drum. It should be hang straight in the opening. Spin the drum by hand and listen for any strange noises. It should spins quietly without any banging noises. If that check out, remove the lower access cover and look at the wash drum. There are two shock absorbers. If they look damaged, they will need to be replaced.

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Doesn't spin freely, works for about half a cycle and stops spinning. won't turn back on or spin good until it cools for a few hours. then you might get another half cycle or so out of it.


open the dryer door and maunually spin the drum around. if it spins relatively easily, then it sounds like the drive motor is going bad. the windings open up and it stops. sounds like you need a new motor. it may be cheaper in the long run to get a new dryer

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Humming sound


If you open the door can you turn the inner drum by hand , if you can is any there any resistance or does it just spin freely

It sounds as if your drive belt has snapped and what you hear is the motor running on its own

If the drum spins freely you will need to take the back off the machine and see what state the drive belt is in

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Is there heat inside the drum when you try to make it work without a load.

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My indesit WG1230 washing machine does not spin or move drum but water go in and out.


Hi,
With the door open, try spinning the drum, there should be some resistance along with a slight wherring sound. If it spins freely without much sound at all - you probably need a new belt.
If you can feel it driving the motor, you may need new contact brushes for the motor.
If the machine buzzes when it should rotate on program, you need a new motor Run capacitor also.
If no sound - nothing, the motor may need replacing or at least checking.

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High Pitch sound during spin cycle


sometimes the high pitch will come from rear bearing open door pull up on basket see how far it moves up down also ck the pump for thngs in it

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Kenmore front loading HE3 makes knocking sounds during spin cycle


Ours started knocking several months ago and then progressed to a high pitched sound when in the spin cycle. I manually turned the drum and heard and felt a bearing roughness. I lifted the drum assembly and felt a fair amount of play, which I think the initial knocking noise came from. On the sears web site a new rear drum mount cost 293.00. Today we went and bought a LG model wm2455hw at Home depot, on sale until 2/20/08. I couldn't see paying to repair a machine that only lasted four years.

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