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Washer sounds like a jackhammer on spin cycle. What is the problem?

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Hi,
When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about the noise and vibration that front loadwashers can make..

Washer Problems Washer noise when spinning
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Posted on Oct 17, 2010

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

SOURCE: "jackhammer" sound coming from my washer

# Balance the load
# Level the machine
# Inspect the water pump for a blockage
# Inspect the coupling
# Inspect the transmission
# Adjust the drive belt tension
# Check the motor bearings
# Check the drum brakes

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

danromarris
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SOURCE: Kenmore washer making a squalling sound during spin cycle

It might be your motor coupling going bad. The motor coupling sits between the motor and the transmission and is what spins the transmission when the motor starts. It's a cheap little part made out of plastic and housed in a rubber gasket. What you can do to check it is this. Unplug the washer and tip it back. Put your hand between the motor and transmission in the small little crevasse. You will feel the motor coupling between there. You can turn it by hand and as your turn it feel to see if it feels melted or if there are any soft spots. Feel if there are any weak areas or if it feels torn at all. It may feel fine though, it could be that one of the teeth on the inside are broken which you won't be able to tell unless you remove it. That's easy too, two screws on the two black clamps that hold the motor up. Remove those and pop one of the clamps off with a flat head screw driver. The motor will come right off and the motor coupling will come with it. If it's damaged just get a new one. They cost around 10 bucks and are common enough that they should be available at any local appliance repair shop. Let me know if you have any other questions and let me know if this was helpful to you. Good luck.

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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SOURCE: spin cycle not work and buzzer sound when reached

its a motor problem mostly.other possibilities are  If your washer won't spin, check these:

It doesn't pump or spin
It pumps, but doesn't spin
It spins only with the lid closed
It doesn't pump or spin If it doesn't pump water out or spin, check to see if the motor is running, then proceed as follows:

  • If the motor is running, your washer probably has a frozen pump pulley or a broken pump belt. To check the pulley, remove the pump from the washer and try to rotate the pulley manually. If it doesn't turn freely--if it's frozen or stiff--replace it. If the pump belt is broken or looks quite worn, replace it--but be sure to check the pump pulley before you change the belt.


  • If the motor isn't running, the lid switch may be defective. If so, the washing machine can't spin and may not function at all. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


It pumps, but doesn't spin If your washer pumps out the water but doesn't spin, check these:

  • The lid switch may be defective. If it is, the washing machine doesn't spin. The switch is inside the washing machine main housing near the door frame. Often you have to raise or open the top or front of the washing machine to get to the switch. If it's defective, you need to replace it.


  • The motor coupler may be broken. Many Whirlpool®-manufactured washers use a small, relatively inexpensive motor coupling. It's plastic and rubber and is mounted to the shaft of the motor on one side, and to the transmission on the other. Over time, the coupler wears out and fails. You may need to replace it.


  • A belt may be broken. Many washing machines have one or two belts. If a belt is broken or badly worn, you need to replace it with a genuine belt from the manufacturer. (Some washing machine belts are designed with special characteristics not found in automotive belts.)


  • The clutch may be worn. If your washer is a GE, it may use a clutch to come up to the proper spin speed. As the clutch wears out, it may prevent the unit from spinning well or at all. If the clutch is worn, you need to replace it. For this job, you probably want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician.


  • The drive motor may be defective. Many washer brands use a reversing motor. For agitation the motor runs in one direction, for spinning and draining, the other. It's possible for a motor to burn out in one direction and continue to operate in the other. If this happens, you need to replace the entire motor.


  • The transmission may not be shifting properly. Older washers produced by Whirlpool® have a transmission with an electro-mechanical shifter. If the shifter becomes even partially defective, the unit may drain the water but not spin. This is a complex system, if your washer has a shifter problem, you may want to hire a qualified appliance repair technician to repair it.


  • The spin bearing or basket drive may be worn or seized. These components allow the inner tub to spin freely inside the outer tub. When this is the problem, you usually hear a loud sound during the spin cycle. Call a qualified appliance repair technician.


It spins only with the lid closed For safety, washing machines are made so that they spin only with the lid closed. The lid switch prevents the spinning action when the lid is up.

Posted on May 06, 2009

danwan
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SOURCE: Maytag washer sounds like a jackhammer when

There is only one belt on the machine (the burning rubber smell, probably). Sounds like something is wrong with the clutch /drive mechanism. Unless your an accomplished DIY'er, it sounds like a job for the Maytag Man.
Sorry.........................

Posted on Sep 15, 2009

heatman101
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SOURCE: washer sounds like it has rocks in it during spin cycle.

Hi,
When my washer did that, I found that the shocks that hold the tub were bad...

Check out this tip I wrote about that...

Washer Problems Washer noise when spinning
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3663122-washer_problems_washer_noise_when

heatman101

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