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Does anyone know if there is a connection between a power outage and a washing machine (Whirlpool Model LSB6000PQ2) suddenly making a gnawing noise during the spin cycle? What can I do about this that doesn't cost me a new washer?
Thanks for your help!
There is no connection between the power outage and your machine. Unfortunately, if sounds like your machine will need some major repair. Our washer had the same sound and nothing we could do helped the situation. A washer repair person checked it and recommended we buy a new machine as the repair would be almost as expensive as a new machine.
Our washing machine was making a squealing noise during the spin cycle. I called a repair man. He found a piece of wire that came out of my husband's pocket during the washing and went through one of the drain holes in the drum. Luckily, it did not do any damage and did not cost much to get it repaired.
My washing machine has been making a very loud noise while on the spin cycle, sounding like a train. I called a repairman and he advised it would cost about $300 to fix it. He stated something is going on with the barriers. My washer is only 5 years old and he advised cheap detergent was the culprit. He stated it was not wise to use cheap detergent with the new washing machines. I have never heard of this; have you?
My washing machine made a loud squealing noise on the spin cycle. I called a repairman and he found a piece of wire that had gone through one of the little holes in the tub. My husband remembered that he had put it in the pocket of his shirt. I don't remember how much it cost to have it repaired but it was not a shocking amount.
This was a learning experience for me. Now before putting the clothes in the wash, I check all the pockets.
I would call a different repairman.
My 10 year old top loading Simpson washing machine started making terrible screaming noises when spinning - I was sure I was in for a new washing machine. But being a bit frugal, decided to check if I could improve it. I managed to undo the nut thingy which holds the plastic agitator on. I took the agitator part off, and noticed the drain area had lots of gritty stuff round it, some pieces bigger than others, small stones. So cleaned it all out and refitted the agitator. First wash cycle after, not perfect but much improved. A few more cycles later and no more screaming - could be just luck but cheap and fairly easy to do
My 4 year old GE Profile washer has just started making the same really loud noise in the spin cycle that I've read so many others have experienced. We have verified that this is not a balance issue. The machine (and the loads) are level. I've never liked this washer and hate the idea of a major repair bill. I would like to know what is the worst-case scenario if we do not have this fixed. I hate the noise, but could live with it. I would rather buy a new washer than put multiple hundreds into a fix for this one. Please advise!
By Chery L.
I don't know how it works in your country but where I come from, I can call a (trusted) repair man who, for a very small charge, can come over and give an estimate. if that is possible, you can make your decision afterwards.
I have a Cabrio washer, that when it starts to spin it will go around a couple of times, and will begin to make a loud banging sound and cut off.
By Lora G. from Hammond, LA
I overloaded my washer approximately 1 month ago. It was spinning and make this awful noise when spinning. I ran and pulled the knob so it would stop. Now it washes and rinses with a squeaking noise and in the final cycle about 1/2 way through, it makes a sound like there is something loose. It is a front load Frigidaire. Any ideas?
I would phone a local repair service. If you are lucky, there will be a small business in the area with a repair person who knows machines, and who will be able to tell you whether you need him to come out and fix things or not.
My washer will not spin when it turns to the spin cycle. It makes a huge constant noise and will not spin.
By Deborah from BLT, TN
It probably needs a new belt, that you could probably replace yourself. Failing that, it needs a new "flywheel" or "gear" under the drum. Sometimes they are made of plastic and prone to break, that takes a professional.
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My washer has recently started making a terrible noise during the spin cycle. It is spinning and the noise stops as soon as the cycle is over. I've had the washing about 12 years now and have never had another problems with it. Any ideas?
By TXMess from Arlington, TX
Ask a friend/handyman to check it out. May be something slipped down inside, could be the belt getting ready to snap, etc. Proactive repair cost less than reactive repair. (07/21/2010)
We had that problem with our washer when it was 3 years old. Turned out to be the bearings. We opted to get a new washer (to fix it cost 1/2 the price of a new washer). (07/21/2010)
Something else I immediately thought of: are you absolutely sure the load in the tub is balanced? Hubby's 46 year old son is still learning that one. :P (07/23/2010)
I have a 4 yr. old GE Profile clothes washer that makes very loud noises during the spin cycle. What is causing my washer to make this noise? Everything else works just fine.
By Oralia from Lytle, TX
Sometimes a washer will make that clanging, off-balance sound if it's no longer level. There should be short feet/pads on each bottom corner; these are usually self-adjusting when you first install the washer, but after a lot of use you often have to get down there and fiddle with them so the washer is level again. Other reasons could be a washer that's consistently overloaded, or a loose belt mechanism on the tub. (02/25/2010)
A washing machine is made to last longer than 4 years! PupperMom is right; it either needs to be leveled. It's being overloaded, or the belt is slipping. (02/26/2010)