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Washing Machine Making Loud Noise? Here’s Why

While washing machines are known to make noise as they tumble your laundry loads through water and detergent, louder noises like banging may indicate an issue with your machine.

Why Is My Washer Making Loud Noise?

If your washer is making loud banging noises during the spin cycle, you may be dealing with heavy or unbalanced laundry loads, loose drum screws, a worn out tub bearing, among other things. You’ll want to identify the issue quickly to get your laundry routine back on track.

Potential issues

  • washer drum not spinning properly
  • banging noise during the spin cycle
  • washer shutting down during the spin cycle
  • washing machine is moving during the spin cycle

A washing machine spins at high speeds to make sure that clothes get completely clean. If the weight of what you're washing isn't distributed evenly over the bottom of the drum, it can affect how the drum spins and cause several issues. Problems can range from the usual banging against the cabinet to the washer shutting down during the spin cycle and displaying a UL error. This can happen during the normal agitation cycle or if the clothes are loaded to one side with a vertical agitator. To avoid this issue, always make sure that the contents of your washer are placed evenly around the drum.

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