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Have an LG 2233 front loading fully automatic washing machine and it is 2 years old. This washer produces a "kich-kich-kich..." kind of screeching noise when it is spinning in one direction - almost all the time during the spin in this direction. While spinning in the other direction, there is no such noise. This has been happening for the last week This noise comes even if I hand rotate the drum in that noisy direction and the washer need not be powered up for reproducing this noise. Apart from this noise, the washer is functioning perfectly fine. When a service engineer inspected the machine, he told me that a bearing has gone bad. Subsequently another service engineer inspected my washer and said that the motor needs to be replaced. But I am not convinced with both the opinions, as I felt that the motor failure should not cause the noise to show-up when the drum is rotated by hand.

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Something is caught between the inner tub and the outer tub would be my guess. Very doubtful it's a bearing. And hard to believe it's the motor.

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Be sure the unit is level, not just stable,with the four feet touching the floor. If the unit is not level the centrifugal force of the spin cycle will be distributed unevenly, causing more pressure to be exerted in one corner then the other. this causes the unit to slighty lift in the opposite corner, thus shaking or vibrating. Many people citing this problem have their washers in an upstairs laundry room. Some of these houses may lack the needed support to sustain these washers without the floor flexing. the quality of the building is a factor.

Posted on Nov 30, 2006

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SOURCE: machine (LG wm1280 7kg)works fine except drum wont roatae

You can repair it, but it really needs to be done by a qualified technician. What has very possibly happened, is the spider assembly has snapped that connects to the drum (that's the noise you heard).. The drum has now collapsed. Different machines open differently. The later ones have plastic outer frames, and when the "spider arm"collapses, it eats large chunks out of the drum internally. It in my opinion is not then worth the repair. For the older ones, one needs to remove drive belt and pulley then strip front of machine to enable you to open it up. This will let you then remove the inner drum. Inspect spider assy. and see if actually broken. (I'm sure it is.) Phone agents for replacement parts which will be 2 bearings and a seal and the spider assembly.Install and reassemble.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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SOURCE: washer is not rotating fully during wash cycle

This assumes that you have a basic Kenmore / Whirlpool top load, direct drive, neutral drain (it doesn't spin until the pump removes most of the water) machine.

First, see the Sears parts site for your washer:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action

Enter your model number (###.######) and you'll see a list of major sub-components with diagrams and parts.

Some Kenmore washers have a two piece agitator. The lower section will rotate back and forth both ways.

The top section has "agitate Dogs" that allow it to rotate only one way (to keep the clothes moving downward.

If yours has a two piece agitator there shouldn't be a problem.


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