Washer Making Noise During Spin Cycle

July 11, 2015

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!


July 12, 20150 found this helpful

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.

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July 12, 20150 found this helpful

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.

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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?

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June 8, 20120 found this helpful

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.

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June 8, 20121 found this helpful

I would call a different repairman.

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July 6, 20150 found this helpful

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

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January 25, 2013

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


January 29, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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August 29, 20190 found this helpful

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

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October 22, 2013

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.


October 24, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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January 18, 2013

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?

By Kathy


January 20, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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April 8, 2011

My washer will not spin when it turns to the spin cycle. It makes a huge constant noise and will not spin.



April 14, 20110 found this helpful

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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January 4, 2011

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. Any ideas?

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July 17, 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.

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