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FAULTY WASHING MACHINE

When the drum turns there is a grinding noise especially when spinning also i have noticed some brown/orange marks on my washing recently like rust stains. prior to the grinding noise starting i noticed an increase in the noise when spinning

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  • becksf Jun 28, 2008

    it is an indesit machine. many thanks for your advice i think your very precise with your solution so i am now in touch with the company as the machine only 18months old so hopefully they will replace it.thanks again.

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Is it a GE or Hotpoint? if so it is the main bearing. the center seal might have leaked water on the bearing.  if you look inside the washer you will see a ring of rust splatter inside the case of the washer. if this is the case than you have to change the transmission or buy a new machine.
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Other causes of a noisy washing machine are coins and other obstructions inside the water pump. This will cause noise when the washing machine is emptying the water. Coins or other obstructions can get trapped between the outer tub and the inner drum. This would produce a lot of noise on spin as they coins get tossed around inside. Usually, spinning the drum by hand will not reproduce the noise in the case of coins as the coins drop to the bottom of the tub when the washing machine isn't spinning.

A light scraping noise when the drum is turned by hand is usually a bra wire trapped between the tub and drum.

A high pitched squealing or harsh noise can be motor bearing wear. This can also be checked for by taking the belt off and running the motor alone.

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