8 main reasons why the washing machine makes a lot of noise when spinning

A little noise from the washing machine when spinning is completely normal. In this mode, the drum speeds up to 1000 revolutions per minute (or even more), so you can’t get rid of the hum. Normal noise – quiet, uniform, with a slight “turbine effect” at the beginning of the spinning procedure.

If the washing machine makes a lot of noise irregularly, very loudly, sometimes even vibrates when spinning – this signals, first of all, about a breakdown. The damage can be both minor, which can be fixed by yourself, and quite serious, requiring a visit to the service center.

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Possible causes of washer-dryer noise during spinning

The likely reasons why an existing washing machine starts making a lot of noise when it goes into spin mode are:

  1. Underloading, overloading, imbalance of loaded and dried laundry;

  2. Incorrect placement of the “washing machine” in the room;

  3. Keeping the shipping retainers (bolts) in place;

  4. The ingress of a foreign object in the unit’s tank;

  5. Bearing wear on drum shaft;

  6. Failure of shock-absorbing springs or shock absorbers;

  7. Motor malfunction or frayed brushes;

  8. Defect or clogging of the drain pump.

As you can see, the reasons for the increased noise level during the diagnosis can be very different. And only in some cases, they can be fixed on their own.

Cases when the washing machine makes a noise when wringing due to improper use or installation

Before you grab a screwdriver or call a service technician, you should pay attention to the nature of the noise. If the washing machine makes irregular knocks, clicks, as if something falls in it, weakly buzzes in between, and it is clear that it does not pick up the standard speed – most likely, it indicates under or overloading.

the washing machine is oriented to work with a certain amount of laundry. In spin mode, it tries to distribute it evenly inside the drum, so that when you accelerate to 1000 rpm there was no imbalance or distortion. If there are too few things in it, or there is one, but heavy (like sneakers), you can not place them. The same thing happens if there are too many things loaded.

This problem, of course, can be solved by yourself. You either need to add items (if too few) or take out extra items (if too many). But sneakers and other shoes to spin in the “washer” or any centrifuge is not recommended in principle.

If the “washer” when drying wet clothes begins to hum and vibrate strongly, and even “bounce”, this indicates primarily a faulty installation. Check:

  1. Lack of skewing. If you find that the “washing machine” is tilted to either side, level it;

  2. Lack of contact with the walls. “The washer must stand at a distance of 2 cm from the nearest obstacle;

  3. Floor Stability. If the floorboards under the machine are wobbly, you should move the unit. Or reinforce the floor.

  4. If the washing machine makes noise on the first start-up,immediately interrupt the stipulated cycle and check that all of the shipping screws have been unscrewed. Clamps left inside the device can damage the drum. And, of course, they will cause a strong noise, sharp “jumps” of the “washing machine” itself and an increased level of vibration.

These causes of increased spin noise can be corrected by yourself. For all other cases, however, the intervention of a service technician is necessary.

Cases when the washing machine makes noise when spinning and a call to the master is required

“Washer” can make noise when spinning and due to more serious damage. And in these cases, you will need to contact the service center:

  1. There is a foreign object between the drum and the tank interior wall.Most often there are “bones” from the bra, flash drives, keys and coins of large size. In this case, a characteristic clang, crackle, creak and similar sounds are heard during centrifugation;

  2. Wear on the bearing, On which the pulley of the drum is located. This functional element is covered by a gland, which, at the same time, also deteriorates over time. Water gets into the bearing and it breaks. After that, the vibration increases, the noise becomes louder and “thinner” than usual, sometimes a grinding noise is also heard. In serious damage to the bearing also observed leakage of varying intensity of the tank itself and the appearance of characteristic dark or rusty stains on clothing;

  3. Worn or damaged shock absorber or springs. In this case, the “washing machine” begins not only to make more noise, but also a noticeable knocking, and sometimes even bouncing at a strong acceleration. You may also hear internal shocks and observe warping of the drum. The clearest sign of this failure is a significant increase in the vibration of the device;

  4. The drain pump is damaged. It is not the drum itself that makes the noise. Unpleasant noises are heard “from below”, there may also be poor quality drainage of waste water. The breakdown may be caused as by a foreign object in the pump, or coil burnout or impeller damage;

  5. Wear and tear of the motor. Breakage is quite rare, but it is regularly observed in old or actively used devices. If the electric motor is worn out (brushes wear out), then it is unable to reach sufficient speed when centrifuging, the motor emits typical low noise, and sometimes sparks appear.

  6. In rare cases, an increase in noise and vibration levels can also be caused byCounterweight collapsed or detached; by loosening the pulley of the drum; and by turning down the noise filter. But, regardless of the nature of the breakage, to fix it yourself is definitely not recommended.

Repairs in all of the above situations require disassembly of the broken unit. Besides, in case of some damages the only way to remove the defect is to replace the defective part. So, self-repair can be not only ineffective, but also dangerous.

It is possible to clean a pump by oneself only if it is fouled with something. But, again, the specific way of this repair is different for different models and manufacturers of home appliances.

So regardless of the nature of the damage, it is recommended to call a service technician, who will determine the fault and fix it.

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