Whenever the motor is running - wash and spin - it is now very loud - like an old lawn mower. this is new - used to be pretty quiet. Still runs. Phone-up repairman feared a bad bearing and said to trash the washer.
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Re: loud motor noise
Hi thanksfor the question before you trash it take a look at the pump pull washer towards you tip back towards the wall look under neath pump is at the back on righjt remove the belt and turn the pump by hand if noisey replace thanks the appliance doc
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2 possible things. the spinner drum bearings are giving up. This can show as a rusty water dribble under the machine.
The motor bearings are giving up.
Both of which require a good DIYer or an appliance engineer.
I really need some more info from you...but here are a few things you should check? Since it clicks with or without the belt...it has to be an electrical issue! Check the switch, look for broken wiring, or loose connections. Another thing it might cause this is the battery or the charging system! If there is not enough voltage to hold the clutch engaged or what it is getting is shorting out then that would be your culprit! I hope this helps! "Be Easy!" Neighborsboy
It could be the govenor spring. Get the model number, type and code and take it to a small engine parts store and get a new one. A new spring will slow down the rpm's and it wont be that loud. Make sure you remember how the spring was hooked up.
if it's making a noise then either your drain pump bearing is going out or your thrust bearing is going out (assuming the noise happens in both spin and wash). Tip the washer backwards so that you can get underneath of it. Take the belt off and spin the pump pulley on the right side. This should spin effortlessly.
The middle pulley is the trustbearing pulley. Spin this--- one direction it should have a little bit of resistance--- the other should have more resistance
occurs due to belt slippage. I would check your belts (look for cracks.
Check the belt tension as well, most washers have an adjustment,
normally on the motor that allows you to increase the tension of the
If part of a belt gets torn and it is long enough, it will hit any part of the washing machine within range and make a clicking noise at every revolution of the motor.
I am pretty sure you need new belts. You should be able to remove a few screws and open the back cover. Between the pulleys there is a tensioner...loosen that so you can remove the belt easily. replace it with a new belt and adjust the tension.
How deep do you want to get into this?It sounds like the wash pump motor bearings that are worn.You can pull the unit out flip it over and wd40 the bearings in the motor or you can replace the bearings.Try to lube them first.