Why does your washing machine make a squeaking sound when it spins? A cracked drive belt often causes such noises. Before it completely collapses and the washer loses its ability to spin, the belt must be replaced. You can do this either by yourself or by contacting a washer technician.
The washing machine makes a noise when spinning. How to find the source of the noise?
Finding the cause of a loud washing machine noise during spinning can be like finding a needle in a haystack. But specific noises usually signal specific problems. We’ll look at the most common causes of loud spinning noises, the type of noise they make, and the appropriate ways to fix them.
A damaged tub bearing
The outer bath of the washing machine is equipped with at least one bearing to ensure smooth rotation of the bathtub assembly. Although the tub seal protects the bearing, exposure to water and detergents can cause the seal to deteriorate over time. Water and detergents can cause the rubber bearing housing to deteriorate, making it vulnerable to corrosion and cracking. As a result, the washer usually makes a grinding noise when stirring.
The tub bearing should be replaced if the inspection reveals obvious wear or damage. Replacement usually involves replacing the external tub assembly as well as the tub seal, depending on the model of a washing machine. Therefore, we advise that a qualified supplier inspect and replace the damaged tub bearing.
Drive Belt With A Crack
A cracked drive belt is often to blame for the squeaking. The rubber belt that connects the washing machine’s drive motor to the tub allows the tub to rotate under the action of the motor. As the tub rotates, the rubber belt can deteriorate and tear over time, resulting in squeaky noises.
Look for any damage or cracks in the drive belt. Before it fails completely and the tub cannot rotate, the damaged drive belt should be replaced.
Damaged Shock Absorbers
Shock absorbers may have been harmed by a front-loading washer slamming during the wash cycle. To minimize movement and vibration, these parts are fastened to the exterior washer tub and the washer cabinet’s base. The wash tub might crash into the cabinet while in motion if one or both shock absorbers crack or break.
Shock absorbers that have been damaged cannot be fixed; they must be replaced. It is advisable to replace both at once, even if just one is broken.
Expired Suspension Rods
When a top-loading washer is in spin mode, worn suspension rods are often to blame for the loud banging. Suspension rods help center the wash tub, reducing vibration, friction, and knocking, similar to the shock absorbers in front-loading washing machines. If they are broken or lost, the washer can make loud noises when the tub moves.
Make sure the suspension rods are in the correct position and show no signs of corrosion or wear. Damaged suspension rods must be replaced as they are beyond repair.
Superior Appliance Service can help if you need washing machine repair services. Contact superiorapplianceservice.ca if your washing machine makes a loud noise when spinning or if you need washing machine repairs.
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