Violent and loud spin cycle Whirlpool Ultimate Care II
My washer spins very violently. It sounds as if the basket is slamming against the sides as it spins. Therefore, it is also very loud. It washes well and the clothes are always very well wrung out after the spin. But I'm sure this can't be normal and I'm afraid there is a problem that if I don't address may kill the washer all together. Thanks!
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Re: violent and loud spin cycle Whirlpool Ultimate Care...
You may have one suspension point that has failed.
Open the back and using a flashlight, inspect the outer shell; the suspension should look the same at each point.
Don't know your particular machine but the suspensions are pretty primitive, some no more than heavy rubber rings at each point.
You're right that it shouldn't be ignored, as it can cause more problems and stresses the bearings abnormally.
Sometimes, this can be caused by running one very unbalanced load and not stopping the machine to redistribute the clothing to correct the imbalance.
This can cause a suspension point to become unhinged.
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Those parts you can check 1/ strings holding the drum were broken causing drum unbalancing when it spins. 2/ Drum bearing also gone. (noise) 3/ 3 slides that located underneath the triangle frame need replaced.
its the inner baskets bearings behind this basket as water gets past the rear seal into these bearings and ruins them,you need to dismantle the entire unit to remove the inner basket from the outer tub to replace these bearings
To pump out the excess tub water while failing to complete spin cycle; Enter Service Mode by simultaneously pressing and holding the Enviro Plus and Spin Only keys for three seconds or the display reads “00” Pressing the Delicates key will lock the lid. Now press the Presoak keythe drain pump will turn on. Stop with off button or hit the Presoak key. This process is documented in the Service Manual.I would go to page 16 of the SM lower right hand part of page, Board Output Test and turn on the drain pump in service mode to pump out the tub. If I could ask you to do a little troubleshooting; It sounds like the wash/agitate cycle completes and you enter into the spin cycle of the selected wash cycle is that correct.When the wash cycle fails does the Cycle Status LED indicate that the washer is in the Spin cycle? With a empty wash basket no wash load in the basket and you start a Spin Only cycle will the Spin Only cycle complete? If the washer will start the cycle do you hear and loud Spin Only cycle noise such as metal against metal grinding noise? With the washer off and no clothes in the wash basket can you open the lid then Spin the wash basket as fast as you can in the CCW direction the only direction.The wash basket should spin CCW several rotations and coast down to a smooth stop dose it? I’m checking for Outer Tub increased bearing resistance…..Rich
front load washers are a great inovation into our modern society that being said they are a delicate balance of moving parts the main bearing plays a very important roll in keeping the machine balanced during the spin cycle I wouldn,t do one without the other . you're absolutly right too much $$ for a 4 year old machine call Electrolux plead your case and see if the will dicount the price of a new macine at least the value of the basket Good Luck
It is doutful the basket or drum has warped. With such a loud thud and still doing it when you use the machine, it appears one of the balance springs or its mounting has broken loose. This will require opening the shell of the machine. Some models have a 3 point suspension, others have a 4 point suspension. This broken suspension point will account for the fact that you can spin the drum feely by hand yet it goes crazy when spinning with a load.
Because it is a front load unit, you must be careful or have a certain level of knowledge to open the unit and reclose it with the drum, seal, and facing all lining-up and not binding. As always, unplug the unit before taking it apart. Good Luck. Macgivor
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.This will solve your problem.