Why Is My Washing Machine Noisy? [How To Fix A Noisy Washing Machine]
How to fix a noisy washing machine
A loud, noisy and screeching washing machine is something that can turn even the most sane person into madness after a while. If you notice that when you start running a washing machine cycle and your appliance starts to try to communicate with you, you are probably wondering how to fix it.
Now it is important to remember that a washing machine will make some noise during a spin cycle especially if it is a more older appliance however if the machine is producing a noise that is excessive, unnatural and not normal it is worth investigating the issue as there is something more than likely going wrong.
Even the newest and best washing machines can be guilty of making loud rackets and noises and could potentially be due to incredibly simple reasons such as a loose item has been lodged in the machine and is spinning around or it could be something more serious such as a pump or drainage issue.
With that being said, we will explore some of the most common causes that we typically come across as appliance repair experts as to why your washing machine may be making excessive noises and provide you with some solutions on how to fix them.
If you are experiencing issues with your washing machine and want a fast and affordable solution within the Southend-on-Sea and Chelmsford areas, speak to a member of the team on 01702 300010 and book in your washing machine repair today!
What are the reasons for a noisy washing machine?
As the leading appliance repair company in Southend-on-Sea and Chelmsford, we have come across our fair share of different problems with washing machines and why they appear to be noisy. Throughout this article, we cover some of the most common causes of why your washing machine is being noisy.
The most common reasons include:
- Loose Drum Bearings
- Caught Debris
- Pump or Filter Issues
- Scraping Noises
Loose Drum Bearings
One of the most common reasons why your washing machine may be making a light tapping or scraping noise is due to a loose drum bearing. Over time the bearing can wear out due to constant movement and the load-bearing nature of the drum. In addition to this excessive moisture, leaks or water seeping into the washing machine bearings can also lead to corrosion and damage. This corrosion and damage leads to the drum not moving as smoothly hence the light tapping or scraping sounds.
In order to fix the issue, you will need to get in contact with a local appliance repair expert. In most cases, the solution involves replacing the worn-out or damaged bearings. The technician will dismantle the drum assembly, remove the old bearings and install new ones.
As mentioned previously, sometimes debris such as coins and other small objects can fall out of your laundry pockets and get caught up in your washing machine’s inner drum. This results in loud noises emanating from your washing machine during spin cycles. Usually, the object will fall into the sump hose or filter which is easier to remove however sometimes it can get lodged elsewhere in your machine and can be harder to remove.
If you are unsure where the debris is located in your washing machine it is best practise to get in contact with a local repair specialist who will be on hand to help remove the item for you.
Pump or Filter Issues
If your washing machine is making a loud rumbling or repetitive banging sound whilst in use, it may be due to a pump or filter issue with the washing machine. The pump or filter may be clogged up and blocked causing a stain on the washing machine’s components resulting in a strange sound. Alternatively, the pump impeller may be damaged causing a noisy washing machine. Additionally, it may be a faulty pump bearing which has worn out over time leading to increased friction and loud noises during the spin cycle.
In order to help fix a pump or filter issue that may be making your washing machine make noises you should first check and clean your washing machine filters regularly as per the user manual of your washing machine. From here remove any debris or buildup that might be causing a blockage. If the pump is at fault instead, carefully remove and clean the pump ensuring you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines to avoid damage when cleaning. If you are unsure how to fix a pump or filter issue, it is always best to get in contact with a local repair specialist.
Believe it or not but if you notice a scraping noise in your washing machine it may be caused by a bra in your washing machine. Bras may seem innocent enough however bra wires have a knack for getting snagged in the washing machine’s drum. When a bra wire gets stuck in a washing machine drum it can make a loud scraping noise whenever you attempt to run a spin cycle.
To fix this issue, if you notice that the bra wire is protruding through one of the drum’s holes you should be able to easily retrieve it and remove it. That being said you may have to manipulate the drum or remove the dispenser hose to get better access. Another avenue for retrieval could be through the sump hose, providing an alternate path to free your machine from this pesky culprit. By all means, if you are unsure about how to remove the problem, please get in contact with a local appliance repair specialist.
In conclusion, if you are tired of your washing machine making a racket, you should now have a comprehensive idea of the different causes and how to fix them. From loose drum bearings which can create a rumbling sound to caught debris and scraping noises which may hint at a pump or filter issue, there are plenty of different reasons as to why your washing machine may be making loud noises.
Whether it’s a simple debris removal or a more complex repair involving damaged components if you are unsure about how to repair the issue at hand or are unsure about the cause of the issue, it is always best to speak with a trusted local appliance repair specialist who will be on hand to help aid you in repairing your washing machine in the most cost-effective way possible.
If you live in the Southend-on-Sea or Chelmsford area and are looking for an affordable and efficient washing machine repair service, speak with a member of the team today on 01702 300010. We offer same-day and next-day repairs depending on availability across the Southend-on-Sea and Chelmsford areas. Get your washing machine repaired today and get back to washing your dirty clothes in no time!