Question about Frigidaire FTF530FS Front Load Washer

2 Answers

Frigidaire FTF530FS Front Load washer

Just recently my washher started to make a knocking sound when it is on the spin cycle. The sounds gets worse the faster the washer spins. I re-arranged the load but it doesn't help. The problem started recently after washing a large blanket.

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Roman George Jun 28, 2008

    Same problem. Machine screams in spin cycle. I took off the top and bounced that tub around. It does not seem to be external or under it. Broken basket? How do I fix that? Or do I buy a better brand washer.
    This thing is only four or five years old.

  • bk1969 Jan 11, 2009

    My machine also make loud noises on the psin cycle. I took off the front panel and inspected the shocks...doesn't appear to be the issue. I also ran the machine and the motor does not appear to be the source of the vibration or the noise. I then tried rotating the inner tub by hand and did not feel any bumps or excessive vibration, but I can not get it up to speed like the motor. Does anyone know what the internal basket looks like? Are there rollers surounding the inner basket? Any help is greatly appreciated as my girlfriend can not afford a new machine or a service visit.

  • katkins2 Feb 22, 2009

    I too have the problem (which just started),,,excesive spin noise,,i've checked to see clockwise or counter clockwise,,dosn't seem to be any different,,,,i've tried small loads, med and large,,,still the same rattle in the motor area when spinning,,,7 months old is the washer,,,

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    New Frigidaire Washer FRF3700LW0-unable to get a "smooth" spin on spin cycles, shakes and "walks" across floor. Have tried redistributing the wash load (as it says in the manual), tried different wash settings, tried low spin cycle, have tried small, med, large wash loads, to no avail.



2 Answers

I have a year old FTF530FSO. The water amount is very small even on washing a large load.
Any way to increase the water level.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008


  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 125 Answers

Take off the lower panel. Inspect the shocks too see if they are damaged. If they are OK turn the wash basket by hand if the knock is heard then most likely you have a broken wash basket.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008


1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Washing machine makes loud knocking noise

drain or drain pipes blocked
bearings gone

Aug 18, 2014 | Washing Machines

2 Answers

While spinning makes a knocking sound

is that a top load or front load washer?

Feb 28, 2014 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

1 Answer

Knocking sound, violent spin cycle led to not

my problem to just 3 days ago from yours! bearings are out, $600 getting a new one.

Jan 22, 2010 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Washing machine - terrible noise during spin cycle

sounds like the drum is rubbing on some part of an exterior wall of your washer,.or you have a bearing going, or worst case scenario you have transmission problems and need to get a serviceman in to check your machine.But firstI would call the manfacturer and explain the problem they may be able to resolve it over the phone give them model no. Make and year of manfacture they hopefully can help you with this

Jan 07, 2010 | Hotpoint Ariston Aquarius WD420 Front Load...

1 Answer


If this sound starts slow and gets faster till its helicopter sounding you probly have a verry worn spot on the drive belt when that spot goes around the pully it will thump the faster ti spins the more frequent the sound If you tilt the washer back you should be able to see the belt to examine it if this the problem
replace the belt
Hope this helps
please leave feedback

Nov 27, 2009 | Maytag Legacy Series Top Load Washer

1 Answer

Kenmore front loader washer squeaks in washer mode and shakes in spin.

shocks made of plastic squeaks, a little greese may help

Nov 08, 2008 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Kenmore front loading HE3 makes knocking sounds during spin cycle

Ours started knocking several months ago and then progressed to a high pitched sound when in the spin cycle. I manually turned the drum and heard and felt a bearing roughness. I lifted the drum assembly and felt a fair amount of play, which I think the initial knocking noise came from. On the sears web site a new rear drum mount cost 293.00. Today we went and bought a LG model wm2455hw at Home depot, on sale until 2/20/08. I couldn't see paying to repair a machine that only lasted four years.

Feb 17, 2008 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

2 Answers

My frigidaire washer want spin

Sounds like the lid switch may have went bad. It has an independent drain pump so will still drain water. Give that a try and see. Godd Luck!!! Jim

Sep 14, 2007 | Washing Machines

Not finding what you are looking for?
Frigidaire FTF530FS Front Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

545 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Washing Machines Experts

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1481 Answers

J. Bradshaw

Level 2 Expert

121 Answers

Archie Ferrarini
Archie Ferrarini

Level 3 Expert

869 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides