Last night my washer began making a grinding noise. This happened when it was pumping water out for the final spin. It then leaked water, at least a gallon. The water appeared to be coming from the bottom of the machine.
I thought I could maybe take a look at the pump, but this darn machine looks pretty difficult to get into. I'd appreciate any input on possible problems and/or how to get into this 5 year old Frigidaire top loading washer.
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Hi just read your posting.Now when is the machine noisy?Is it when the machine pumps out the water or when the bowl spins.Sorry to ask you this but please be accurate when you reply to this question.The reason being is that if it is noisy when it pumps the water it could be your pump but if it is noisy when the bowl turns for the spin then the problem will be your bearings and seals.Select a spin cycle and push start,is it noisy as soon as you push the start button?Please reply with additional information on the questions and I am sure I can help you.Looking forward to your reply.
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
The out of balance circuit only gets checked after 90 rpms. So if your balance circuit is open here is what you will notice... In spin cycle the machine will start the ramp up, hit 90 rpm, stop, tumble, attempt to ramp up again and repeat this pattern and not get up to full spin speed.
There should be an electrical diagram in the console area so you can see the inertia switches wiring. On the earlier machines the wires are blue in color.
The first user mentioned that the water is not pumping out? the pump could be clogged and need taken apart and cleaned. A dime can stop the pump.
Hello, could be a possible bad pump. I would lean the washer back so you can see the belt. take the belt off and spin all of the pulleys. the pump pulley has a s leave that sometimes makes a grinding noise.
A common problem with noises from washing machines has been the under wire that may come out of small clothes. In the washer they can get stuck in one of the inner basket holes and make a scrapping noise, they can actually make there way into the pump and jam the pump, or make a terrible noise when the pump is running. Grab a flash light and have a peek inside the washer for this. Front load washers seem very common to this happen! If the tiny cloth is showing signs of fraying, may be best not to wash it in the washing machine, replace the cloth.======= It's noisy
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.