Why does my LG washer make noise when it is spinning? A broken drive belt frequently produces squeaking noises. Before it completely collapses and the washing machine loses its ability to rotate, the belt must be replaced.
When you need a washing machine repair service, Appliance Repair Expert of Montreal can help. Call the experts if your LG washing machine makes a loud noise while spinning or for any other washer repair.
Here’s How To Locate The Noise’s Source
Finding the cause of an LG washing machine spin noise can be like finding a needle in a haystack. However, certain noises tend to signal specific problems. We’ll describe the most common causes of loud spinning noises, the nature of those noises, and appropriate solutions.
1. Broken Tub Bearing
The washing machine has bearings on the outer tub to ensure smooth rotation of the entire tub assembly. The bearing is protected by the tub seal, but over time, exposure to detergents and water can cause the seal to fail. When this happens, water and detergents can cause the rubber outside the bearing to wear away, making it vulnerable to corrosion and cracking. As a result, the washer usually makes a grinding sound during agitation.
The tub bearing should be replaced if the inspection reveals damage or obvious signs of wear. Depending on the type of washing machine you have, replacement usually involves replacing the external component of the tub as well as the tub seal. Therefore, we recommend that a qualified technician evaluate and replace the broken tub bearing.
2. Drive Belt Cracked
Does your LG washing machine make loud noises during spinning? The most common cause of squeaking is a cracked drive belt. The rubber belt that connects the drive motor to the washer’s tub allows it to rotate under the action of the motor. As the tub rotates, the rubber on the belt can deteriorate and break over time.
Check the drive belt for problems such as cracks. Before it completely collapses and the tub is unable to rotate at all, a torn drive belt must be replaced.
3. Damaged Shock Absorbers
The shock absorbers can be damaged during a wash cycle. To minimize movement and vibration, these parts are attached to the outer tub of the washing machine and the base of the washing machine body. If one or both shock absorbers break or shatter, the washer tub may crash into the cabinet during movement.
Damaged shock absorbers cannot be repaired; they must be replaced. We recommend replacing both at once, even if only one is broken.
4. Worn-Out 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.