My old Hoover top loader Washer is noisy & doesn't spin out properly - how can I fix it?
My old Hoover top loader Washer ("Commodore") has recently become very noisy & often stops during spin cycle & doesn't spin out properly - how can I fix it?
It used to often get unbalanced & stop during the spin cycle if I put a small or medium load in (especially if there was a towel in that stayed on just one half of the drum). But it was usually easily remedied by making sure the towel, or whatever, was evenly around the drum.
Now it stops about 10 times during a wash cycle & sometimes the clothes are not spum out properly. Often I have to take half of the clothes out (especially the wet heavy towels) in order to get it to spin. I have also taken to giving the drum a good shake in order to get it to spin since sometimes if I take all the clothes out & try to get it to spin with no clothes in, it doesn't always start spinning until given a good shake! I hope that someone can give me a better way to fix this problem! ;-)
Re: My old Hoover top loader Washer is noisy & doesn't...
Sounds like the switch which cuts the machine off when the load is unbalanced. My guess is that:
This switch is being triggered too easily
The springs holding the bowl up are either stretched or one is broken;
The machine may not be level.
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If it does make noise and does not spin it is usually the drain pump clogged. Disconnect power, reach the drain pump and check for blockage in there . If that is not the problem check in order drain hose at the back, lid switch, pressure switch, and finally pump and motor from underneath the washer. The switches and motors can be tested using a multimeter.
Will the unit spin if you manually turn the timer dial to spin? If so, remove power, remove the clock motor from the timer, and inspect the clock and mating timer gearing for debris or damaged gear teeth. At the worst, replace the timer. You may be able to scrape or file the damaged teeth so that the timer will progress.
washer making a load cluck noise when the spin cycle starts. It only happens when the motor turns slow for the first minute during the spin cycle. Otherwise it works fine. if the motor is proper then the bearings in the motor got rusted and that needs replacement.the beasrings are located on the back of the motor.
i believe i can help you,,but washers dont agitate in the spin cycle,,i believe you ment it wont wring or spin in the spin cycle..your lid switch is defective,,replace,,if need be i can talk you though,,onthejob
Most noises from a washing machine occur during the spin cycle. If you hear loud thumping/or sound 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.