My washing machine started making a loud noise when it spins. It is a Whirlpool top-loading washer, model number WTW4816FW2. It is a loud rubbing sound. Does anyone know how to fix this?
When a Whirlpool washing machine makes a loud noise when it spins, check the drive pulley first. Check the belt that wraps around the drive motor and pulley to spin the washer tub. Inspect it for damage, accumulated dirt, and general wear and tear. A damaged belt is a common culprit in such cases. If the drive pulley belt is defective, replace it as this could fix the problem.
A loud thumping noise when a washer spins out, usually means the load is unbalanced. To fix that, turn off washer and readjust the load. Turn washer back on to it's spin cycle. If that doesn't fix it, the next step is to unplug machine and take off access panel. Look for broken belt or missing rollers around the tub that it rides against when running. Replace parts as needed, depending on what the problem turns out to be that is the cause of the thumping.
Try putting a shim under the machine and use a level to make sure the machine is leveled. When mine did what you are describing, I found by using a level my machine was off balance. As soon as I got the wood shim to level it out, the problem was solved. Hope your fix is as easy as mine was!
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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.
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.
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.
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 think the washer might be off balance. Try adjusting the level with the feet of the machine. There are usually little adjusting things on the washer's feet.
If your spin cycle continues to be unbalanced and your always messing with moving your clothes around to try and balance it it could be your tub hangers .Mine did the same thing continuously (changed the hangers)and hasnt done it since
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 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.
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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.