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Washer agitates, but makes horrible grinding noise. Spins okay.

Washer fills, but when it starts to agitate it makes a terribly loud grinding noise. Removed all the clothes, still made that terrible noise. Switched to spin cycle and it drained and spun just fine.

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  • robindenver Aug 27, 2007

    Solved my own problem! Upon removing the agitator, we found a tiny metal jewelry piece in the groove between the plastic inner tub and the metal inner that the agitator connects to. Hope this helps someone else sometime. Glad I didn't pay GE $80 to come look at it.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    The agitator sometimes skips and doesn't turn the base of the agitator. It sounds like it doesn't complete its twist

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Grinding noise during spin cycle

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Recently my Whirlpool washer would not spin and started making clicking noise when it tried to spin. I replaced the motor coupler and now it spins, But, it still makes that clicking noise during the spin cycle. It drains & agitates fine. It looks as if the agitator is slipping during the spin cycle. Could this be a clutch or brake issue?

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    When you first turn on the washer and it starts pumping it makes a loud grinding noise. Then after the rinse as it starts to drain it makes the same noise but spins fine

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    My washer will fill up, drain and spin like normal but it will not agitate. The agitator is hard to turn and makes a growling noise.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Makes noise when washing and spinning and clothes are not spun enough gives up sign

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Spins slow leaves clothes to wet

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Basket spins but then starts hittingand makes loud noises

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    noticed burning smell, now spinning, but makes a noise like it is struggling to spin.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    It filled then shut off. I turned it back on and it made a grinding noise, then shut back off. There's a bad , burn like smell.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    the washer will agitate, but will not spin on rinse cycle. I can hear a slight grinding noise when on the rinse cycle and the tub does not move

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    while in wash mode you hear a grating noise

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    the machine used to

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    what could this be

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    washer will not agitate or spin. but does drain

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Danby DTT420 portable washer making a loud noise when in spin even with no clothes in it



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check back of unit as the concrete on the back may of been dislodged check not over loaded also the belt maybe loose or streached

I have a ge washer. it fills up okay, but will not agitate. the water spins out okay also. and it goes through all steps but clothes were not washed due to not agitating. the model number is WCSR2090D.

If the agitator can be moved freely by hand, you probably have a stripped bell, which is the small plastic dome that the agitator is attached to. Maybe hear a grinding noise in agitation from under the agitator?

It takes a large amount of force to pull the agitator straight off to access the bell, which has one small bolt securing it to the transmission shaft.
Bell is a fairly inexpensive part. Not saying this is your problem, but would check this first, as it is a common repair.
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