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Clicking when drum rotates

Last night our 18mos old GE washer started clicking each quarter roation of the drum. Not a large load, nothing has been out whack at all....any ideas?

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  • chumphrey47 Aug 30, 2008

    I have tried to run without a load as well as moving the drum mannually yet the noise is still there. Any other help?

  • chumphrey47 Aug 31, 2008

    We opened up the machine and looked at the drain pump and couldn't find anything. The noise does sound like its coming from the outside of the drum but in the upper left of the machine, although I am sure that the accoustics are not necessarily going to give a true clue to where it is.
    Does anyone else have any ideas?

  • chumphrey47 Aug 31, 2008

    It's not a thumping, its a clicking. In addition, the load was not heavy when it started and the noise is still there while its empty. Thanks though....

  • chumphrey47 Aug 31, 2008

    How would I check the motor pulley?

  • chumphrey47 Aug 31, 2008

    Thanks for the suggestion, where would this belt be and how do I find and access this? I am worried of damaging the machine while takeing the outside panels off as well.

  • chumphrey47 Aug 31, 2008

    I was already on that site with no help, thanks though

  • chumphrey47 Aug 31, 2008

    I want to thank everyone for their help with our clicking noise...while I did not think that the drain issue was the problem from all of your posts it sounded like a future problem so we went through this and found a fist full of change. The clicking noise was still there so we opened up the back and looked...the belt was on and in great shape...the noise sounds like something got caught between the drum and then plastic tub around the drum but we couldn't access...after just pushing and pulling on the drum in many different directions and trying to feel around the water seal in the front of the drum with no real cause found...the noise stopped. We have no idea what caused the problem or how we fixed it but our washer seems to be fine for now. So THANK you all!

  • chumphrey47 Aug 31, 2008

    Thanks so much!

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Remove covers and check drum support springs and hinges to be in place.

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It sounds like you have a broken belt or a bad motor. The easiest way to tell if the belt is bad is to reach inside the drum and turn it. If it turns very easily, you probably have a bad belt or something has caused the belt to jump off, such a s a loose pulley or bad bearing. If it feels like there is a good amount of resistance, or a kind of "winding up" noise, then the belt is still on and you likely have a bad motor. Also, you could just scoot the machine out, unplug it, and remove the back cover a look inside to see if the belt is still on the pulleys.

Hope this may help;

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Every washer ll give noise after a year..its because of motor pro...coil may be affect for long run...load or no load are not apro of this noise..if it happen again..just switch off everything and run ur washer ...intially it wont make noise..but after the motor runs at certain rpm..it ll make noise...try ti chek ur motor coil and shaft connection..noise wont damage ur ur washer...don worry..

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Hi,

May I offer an alternative possibility...

Check the belt, it is possible that though not cut, there is a loose piece/slice along its length that slaps on to any of the other components.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you for using FixYa.

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The motor is suppose to move freely.

Check the motor pulley it may be melted.

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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.

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HI,

The problem most likely is something stuck in the water port of the drain pump. My machiine would not empty once and I found a 12 penny nail that had made its way from the drum though the drain line to the the pump, where it was wedged against the impellers that spins to draw out the water through the pump. The pump is located in the front right bottom of the machine and accessible by removing the lower front panel, It is held in place by 4 small screws and is connected to the drain lines. Disconnect the plug for the outlet, then disconnect the power connection from the pump. Disconnect the drainlines after removing as much water possible from the drum as the water will come out of these liines when you remove them. Remove the pump, open the cover to see the impeller and hopefully the bobby pin, nail, screw, or whatever else is stuck there will be visible and easily removed. Put the pump cover back on, replace the drain lines and screws, and reconnect the power connection to the pump. Then do a better job checking your pockets.

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Try running for a short time with no load, it looks like you have a foreign object stuck inside.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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    Ginko Aug 30, 2008

    Check the water port of the drain pump, often you find small coins and other object there, if it is not there then the object is stuck in the trap that is located between the tub and the basket.
    To access the trap you need to remove back panel and open the tub, this job is better done by an expert.
    If you want to do it yourself we can provide more details no the problem.
    Start fist checking the drain hose, if you need to call a technician there is a number listed on the owner manual.

    Regards


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