Noisy Washing Machine

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There are a number of different things that can cause your washing machine to be loud or noisy. Troubleshooting this problem often involves investigating what is working and what is not. As you figure out what is working and what isn’t, you can narrow down the source of the noise and if it is necessary to call for washer repair or not.

Here is a list of some of the most common causes of loud noises coming from your washing machine.


The Washing Machine Is Overheating

It is most common for this to happen after numerous loads have been done, one after another. The best way to investigate the reason for overheating is to allow the washing machine to cool down for a while and then use it again. If you let it cool down and then use it again and the noise continues, it is likely that it is a problem in the motor of the machine.

It Is, Both, Not Working And Noisy

If your washer is noisy when you try to start the cycle and it is not working, there are a number of things that will need to be checked to figure out what is wrong. You will need to check and see if the water valves are on and supplying the washer with water. If not, turn them on. Related to this, you will need to take a look at the water inlet valve because if it is not supplying the right amount of water it may need to be replaced.

The filter screen can also be a source of the noise. If the filter is clogged, you need to clean it out and the noise should stop. If neither one of these is the issue, the noise may be coming from the motor or water pump. You should be able to turn the pulley on the pump by hand, if you can’t, the pump will need replacing. If the pump is good, it may be because the motor is burnt out and will need to be replaced by an appliance repair company.

Noisy During The Spin Cycle

This is another problem that can have a number of different causes. Noises during the spin cycle are more pronounced because of the speed at which the tub of the machine is moving and the amount of work that the motor is doing. One thing that can cause this is when a load in the washer has become unbalanced.

The noise that will happen when this is the problem is a rhythmic and distinctive thumping noise. This can be simply addressed by stopping the washer and redistributing the clothing so that the weight within the washer is more balanced. Another source of noise during this cycle are objects in the washer.

Tiny objects, like coins and other things left in clothing, can become lodge in or rattling around in the washer tub. You will just need to unload the washing machine and search for the object(s) that are causing the noise and then restart the cycle.

Lastly, a drum bearing could be causing the noise during the spin cycle. This is a common occurrence in older machines and to solve this problem, the bearing will just need to be replaced.