My Hotpoint has started developing a loud knocking/banging when on full spin. The machine is leveled and has new bushes fitted a month ago.
The machine doesn't move or skip whenon full spin.. The knocking starts when the machine is on full spin.. but dies down to the same level of noise as before about half way through the exceleration, and then starts again.
I have tried running the machine without clothes in and it doesn't bang at all..
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Re: Knocking on Full Spin
This is your that are gone these are at the back of your drum on the inside if these are gone then these will need replacing by a professional its a complete strip down aswell as stripping inner and outer drum apart from each other but this is a costly job £125+sometimes more economical to replace the washer only £100 more to get a new washer and have 12months warranty this way also if you have it done you will lose your washer for about 3days. to make sure they have gone take the lid off and look down to the middle of the drum at the back there should be some rusty water marks going down the drum also you can place your fingers to the inside of the washer while having your palm on the front of the washer if it lifts its the bearings from what you say though it will be the bearings m8
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Some banging or knocking during the ramp up to spin speed in this washer is normal. It is difficult to determine whether your washer has a problem or not based on your description. This banging lasts for varying amounts of time until the load is balanced and the washer ramps up to the full spin speed. If the load can not be balanced on the first attempt, the washer will ramp down and then tumble and attempt again to ramp up to speed.
This may be the same thing that you are hearing when your washer ramps up to spin speed. Since the washer does spin at the full speed, there is not likely a problem with the washer. The components are designed to withstand repeated vibration and reasonable banging or knocking.
The washer will vibrate to some extent at high speed. If you feel that the vibration is excessive, I recommend that you check the stability of the leveling feet. Press down on the diagonally opposing corners of the washer to check for play. If the washer rocks at all when conducting this test, I recommend that you adjust the leveling feet to eliminate this play even is the washer is not perfectly level after making this adjustment. This may help reduce the banging and vibration. Other than that if it is brand new call the people who you purchased it from so you don't void any warranties by taking it apart.
The motor switch that is mounted on the motor may need replacing. The knocking could mean that the "run" winding is cutting off momentarily, and running on the "start" winding of the motor. I dont know about a 22 year old model, but in most "near modern" machines, the switch has a plastic actuator that is pushed when the motor obtains near-run speed, that plastic may be worn or the actuator part on the motor may be at fault. If you replace the motor, you usually get this switch as part of the deal.
Unless your front loader is set firmly on concrete
and leveled to perfection, the force of a heavy wash load spinning in
excess of 1000rpm will create a bit of vibration and noise.A firm footing is your best defense against to much movement. Also due to the earlier movements during the spin cycle, the
shocks that are used to dampen the spin cycle might have been broken or
damaged. If the problem persists inspite of proper levelling, please do check for the shocks or might have them replaced them for good.
My machine did the same thing, I found it to be the heater element in the air box had come loose inside the casing and was hitting the sides of the air box. Removed air box from machine and resecured the element now all ok
the pump hose is knocking if you can unplug the machine and tilt the machine on its back you can see the hose get a cable tie big one you can cable tie it down that would stop it from movingthat's why its knocking if the pump is not on that side then your suspension leg is on its way out meaning you will have to call your local second hand shop to have a look but be for you do have a loo your self save money