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2001 Gibson Washing Machine - Front Loader

Has a knocking noise in the spin cycle in the last couple of weeks. Can you help? Tub turns smoothly by hand - no bearing noises when turning by hand. Slight forward to aft play in drum.

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  • BZi1958 Jul 01, 2008


    The kind of knocking sounds like a constant clanking like something is rotating and hitting something. Can you help?
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    What kind of knocking is it. Can you describe where its located is it the drum off track is it from the transmission? what does it sound like something hitting metal? a constant clanking like something is rotating and hitting something?

  • BZi1958 Jul 01, 2008


    The checking I did I just don't think it's a bearing. The sound is more of a knock - knock - knock when it is spinning. There is no noticeable play; the only play noticed is 1/16 to 1/8 inch front to back when pushing and pulling on the back pulley.
    BZi1958@aol.com

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    Has a knocking noise in the spin cycle in the last couple of weeks. Can you help? Tub turns smoothly by hand - no bearing noises when turning by hand. Slight forward to aft play in drum.

    BZi1958@aol.com




    Comment by BZi1958, posted on Jul 01, 2008
    The kind of knocking sounds like a constant clanking like something is rotating and hitting something. Can you help? BZi1958@aol.com Solution #1 posted on Jun 29, 2008

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    What kind of knocking is it. Can you describe where its located is it the drum off track is it from the transmission? what does it sound like something hitting metal? a constant clanking like something is rotating and hitting something?


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    This can be a symptom of drum bearing wear. A quick check for wear is to see if the inner drum moves up and down relative to the fixed outer drum. It should only move a minute amount. If it moves more than a millimetre or two, it is probably worn bearings.
    You can obtain bearing kits for most makes. See this very useful link specific to an AEG model, but it is a good general reference: http://www.eveshamsquash.co.uk/appliance...
    Also see an excellent article by Chris Tran on Hoptpoint WMA series bearing replacement, at http://www.christran.net/washingmachine1...
    If it is making unusual noises while washing too, check there is not a bra wire or similar object trapped half way into one of the drum holes. A high pitched whine is sometimes caused by the motor bearings (but most brush/commutator motors whine a bit anyway on higher speeds, it is normal). Oil sparingly so as not to contaminate the carbon brushes.

    Hope that helps...........

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This can be a symptom of drum bearing wear. A quick check for wear is to see if the inner drum moves up and down relative to the fixed outer drum. It should only move a minute amount. If it moves more than a millimetre or two, it is probably worn bearings.
You can obtain bearing kits for most makes. See this very useful link specific to an AEG model, but it is a good general reference: http://www.eveshamsquash.co.uk/appliances/aeg_bearing.html
Also see an excellent article by Chris Tran on Hoptpoint WMA series bearing replacement, at http://www.christran.net/washingmachine1.htm
If it is making unusual noises while washing too, check there is not a bra wire or similar object trapped half way into one of the drum holes. A high pitched whine is sometimes caused by the motor bearings (but most brush/commutator motors whine a bit anyway on higher speeds, it is normal). Oil sparingly so as not to contaminate the carbon brushes.

Hope that helps...........

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What kind of knocking is it. Can you describe where its located is it the drum off track is it from the transmission? what does it sound like something hitting metal? a constant clanking like something is rotating and hitting something?

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    Nathan Ayers Jul 01, 2008

    It sounds like it may be the motor coupling. can you tell me if there is a belt or a coupling between the motor and transmission?

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Hi,

Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping during the spin, the load of clothes may have become unbalanced. Stop the washer and redistribute the clothes, then re-start it. Repeat these steps if necessary.

Posted on Jun 29, 2008

  • Priya darshan Jun 29, 2008

    Here are few more troubleshooting steps:
    Please click on blue links for more info.



    • General
      tips

    • 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



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