Question about LG Washing Machines

2 Answers

I have an LG front loader, model wd1018c. It's having spin cycle issues. When it goes into that mode, it's makes a loud noise like ball bearings or a belt is turning at the back of the machine, but the actual drum will move only an inch and then swing back - so doesn't spin at all. It does this for about 5 mins and then stops, with error code "ue" flashing. Any advice?

Posted by on

  • melaniespoke Aug 24, 2010

    Really? No diy solution??

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,891 Answers

THIS SOUNDS like a main brg failure . it just didn't start yeaterday // as the seal goes bad and the bearing gets wet . and the noise of the brg gets louder when used . this is a major repari and if this is a older machine / you might want to put hte repair cost into a new machine . mm

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,865 Answers

Hi. What you are describing is a washing machine transmission that has gone bad. This is a costly repair so if it is not under warranty you may want to replace rather than repair. A repair is probably going to be 400 +. J.

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Makes noise in spin cycle and now it started smoking. Tub seems to spin more easy but i don't hear anything like a bearing.


LG WM2688H Front Load Washer Smoking power ... - Fixya

www.fixya.com > ... > LG > WM > LG WM2688H Front Load Washer
LG WM2688H Front Load Washer, smoking power related issues. ... is it worth trying to fix drum loud and rattles when on spin cycle, then smoke started pouring out of ...hi working till smoke came out the back and now no power - Unplug it. ... washer makenoise doing spin cycle smell smoke make the power cord warm to ...

LG 4280FR4048L Bearing - AppliancePartsPros.com

www.appliancepartspros.com > ... > Washer > Kenmore Washer Parts

Rating: 5 - ‎189 reviews - ‎$32.19
Burnt rubber smell at end of cycle from 11 yr old lg wm2277hw front load washer i hand spun inner drum it was ... Appliance: LG Washer WM2277HW ... Our LG "Tromm"washer (a.k.a. "Trommy Baby") started making a horrible ... The bearings were worn and made very loud noise in the spin cycle John A. • Punta Gorda, FL.

LG WM2455HW washing machine problem - YouTube

? 10:29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__abhTwmi1I
Sep 15, 2010 - Uploaded by djmcarter
I also have an LG refrigerator, which makes a loud sound (it's the.... I am watching your video while mopping up water underneath the exact same machine right now. ... How to Fix an LG Front load washer machine that wont spin - Duration: 5:32. ...

Jan 19, 2016 | LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

1 Answer

What causes our front loading washer to make exceeding loud noise when it enters a spin?


Sounds like a bearing seal is going. The seal has ruptured and grease of seeping out. The loud noise is the bearings rubbing against each other without adequate grease to reduce the friction. Failure will come soon if it is not fixed. The vibration is coming from the friction and possibly damaged ball bearings .

Mar 11, 2015 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

I have a LG front loader WD-1049C it's 6 yrs old And has just started to make a loud noise while in spin cycle All other cycles are fine


If the washer is making a loud noise the tub bearing might need to be replaced. This is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the washer. The manufacturer recommends that if possible the complete outer tub and bearing be replaced rather than attempting to replace just the bearing in the tub. If the bearing is bad the problem is going to get worse very quickly and so either the drum and bearing will need to be replaced or the washing machine

Feb 19, 2015 | LG Washing Machines

1 Answer

TROMM WM2277HW Front loader washer has an increasing louder spin cycle.


LOUD NOISES IN MACHINE;
LOT OF THINGS TO CHECK, THE BELT LOOSE OR WORN, THE CLUTCH, THE TRANNY, THE BEARINGS BOTH TUB SEAL AND BEARING, THE REAR DRUM BEARING,
THE DRIVE PULLEY- If the washer is making a loud noise the drive pulley might be worn out, cracked, loose or bent. Remove the drive pulley and inspect it carefully. If it is damaged or defective replace it.
THE TRANSMISSION, THE MOTOR COUPLER, THE MOTOR DRIVE BEARINGS,
THE DRIVE MOTOR- If the washer is making a loud noise the drive motor bearings may have worn out. Washer motors are normally almost silent when they run. If the motor is run without a belt hooked up to it and it's loud it will have to be replaced.

Jun 12, 2014 | LG WM-1832C Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Loud Bearing Noise During Spin Cycle- MAH4000AWW


I don't know these front loaders so well but, here's a couple of things to look for.
1) If belt driven, look for the spring loaded tensioner. Once tension is released, check the pully & see if it has excessive play.
2) Check the gasket on front panel & see if drum has rubbed thru it in order to make metal to metal contact.
3) There is alot of pressure on that rear bearing...make sure it's not egg shaped or scored on the inside.

If all else fails, shotgun it (in other words, replace those moving parts you suspect:)

Nov 15, 2013 | Maytag Washing Machines

1 Answer

Washer is a Samsung WWF337AAW-XAC. Just prior to the spin cycle we hear a rattling or grating noise and then it rattles throughout the spin cycle. It will sometimes rattle at the end of the rinse cycle but...


hi Rick.
Reasons a washer will make noise during spin mode:
1. Main tub bearing faulty
2. Main drive pulley
3. Motor coupling worn
4. Bad clutch
5. Worn out drive belt
6. Clogged or damaged drain pump
7. Transmission is worn out
8. Shock absorber (front loader washers)
9. Springs or dampening straps (top load washers)
10. Agitator directional cogs aka "agitator dogs" (top load washers
When the washer spins, it rides on a bearing that allows the tub to move freely with zero resistance. If this bearing is worn out, a loud noise will be heard when the washer spins. A good way to tell if your washer problem is the main tub bearing will be that the washer noise will get worse or louder as time goes on. This means the bearing is becoming more worn out and close to complete failure. The bearing in your washing machine is a circular metal object that has many small little metal balls inside. These small metal balls inside the bearing sit in a track and move when the washer is spinning. If the tub bearing begins to wear out, usually the small metal balls inside can fall out one by one causing the noise you hear. (If your washing machine is a front load washer, open the door and turn the drum by hand. If you hear a rubbing sound or the drum spins uneven, then the main tub bearing is most likely bad and needs replaced.)
Washing machine tub bearing

Washer has noise during spin cycle

The bearing may also be without lubrication. If the sound you hear is more of a squeaking noise than a grinding noise, it may mean the bearing needs to be lubricated with a mechanical grease. If the sound is more of a grinding noise, then this usually means the bearing is falling apart and will need to be replaced ASAP. If you suspect your washers main tub bearing is worn out, the repair process is one of the most difficult to perform yourself. A worn bearing can also damage the tub of the washer. This means the tub (inner or outer) may need to be replaced also.
A washer making a loud noise during spin cycle can also be caused by a faulty drive pulley. The pulley is what the belt (if applicable to your washer) rides on to spin your washers tub. The pulley can be made of plastic or metal. It could be simply worn out or just loose. To find out if the drive pulley is causing the noise, you will need to take the washer apart and inspect the pulley for signs of damage.
WASHER MOTOR PULLEY
The motor coupling could also be the cause of the loud noise. The motor coupling in your washer connects the washers transmission to the motor. It is made of plastic and built to break if the washer gets overloaded. This is so the motor and the transmission do not become damaged. The motor coupling is an easier repair and can be done by most people.




Washer Washing Machine Motor Drive Coupling Coupler
The clutch in a washing machine connects the inner wash tub to the transmission. The clutch lets the washer get to the proper spin RPM in a gradual way. If the clutch is worn it can make noise when the washer is spinning. A bad clutch needs to be removed and replaced to stop the noise.
Washing Machine Clutch
The belt in your washer can become worn and cause noise while spinning. If worn out, replace the belt. Replacing the drive belt on a washing machine is an easy task and can be ordered online for less.
Washing machine belt
The drain pump in your washer that drains the water out could be clogged or damaged. While in spin mode, your washer may drain out the water by using the drain pump. If the loud noise only happens at certain intervals during the spin cycle, it may be the drain pump. Usually this can be fixed by simply removing the drain pump and removing any debris that may be clogging it up causing the noise.
Drain Pump for Washing Machine




The next part of your washer that can be causing a loud noise is the transmission. If the transmission is bad, usually the cost to fix this outweighs the cost of a new washer.
If you have a front loading washing machine, they all have shock absorbers. The shock absorbers are used to center the tub movement while in the spin cycle. These shock absorbers are connected from the washer frame to the outer tub. If the shock absorbers in your front loader become weak the washer will make a loud banging sound during the spinning cycle.
Shock Absorber for washing machine
Top load washers usually have springs or dampening straps holding the tub centered. If a spring or strap falls off or becomes weak, a loud noise will be heard in spin mode. Simply replace the strap, spring, or springs to remedy this issue.
Washing machine suspension springs
Agitator directional cogs are used to operate the upper part of dual action agitators (Top load washers). They engage the cogs on the inner area of the agitator as it turns in one direction. They release when the agitator reverses its direction. This lets the top part of the agitator to ratchet in only one direction. The bottom part will agitate in both directions. The cogs are made of plastic and wear out with regular use. They will start slipping and make a grinding noise. Another way to be sure that this part is bad is if you notice the top portion of the agitator does not move in a smooth motion. Removing the top half of the agitator to see if the cogs are worn out.

Dec 08, 2017 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Loud noise during spin cycle now they are stacked


a loud noise comes when you forget to remove shipping bolts after installation or if the shocks are worn out it makes noise thirdly the bearings might be worn out if the washer is more than 6years old

Jan 21, 2013 | LG Cherry Red Steamwasher Wm2487h Front...

1 Answer

I have LG washer and dryer and its making loud noise, specially when its spinning. Do you have any suggestion. this washer is only 4 yrs old


The most common reason for a loud noise on spin cycle is that water has got into the bearings and forms rust. The ball bearings are no longer smooth. Hence the noise!..Probably the most common F/L washer reason for demise. If the inner bowl is loose and 'floppy', it would be for the same reason.....Overuse of detergent will do it every time!.....Sorry.......Nomess

May 16, 2010 | LG WM3431 Front Load Washer / Dryer

2 Answers

Lg WM1812cw makes alot of noise when in spin cycles.


There are always bearings. This model uses a direct drive brushless DC motor so there are no belts and such. Without actually hearing the noise with no load, it's hard to say what may actually be wrong. Any time a motor makes an abnormal noise, you can expect it won't last too much longer. I have the same model so now I'm worried.

Jan 13, 2008 | LG WM1812C Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Washing Machines Logo

Related Topics:

98 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top LG Washing Machines Experts

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17130 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1474 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

80339 Answers

Are you a LG Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...