Is your top-load washer making a loud noise during the wash cycle? Watch our video to for tips to eliminate the top causes of washing machine noise.
Your washing machine shouldn’t be rumbling and grumbling like some sort of monster. Here are some of the most common problems that can go wrong with your washer:
- Making a squealing sound
- Hot rubber odor
- Metal clanking sound
The good news is that many of these problems can be solved quite easily. It might be as simple as evening out your load or putting a piece of plywood under your washer’s legs.
Watch our video to see what the possible causes of these washing machine problems are as well as ways to solve the issues.
Remember to consult your owner’s manual first for information on how to properly care for your specific appliance.
Top-Load Washing Machine Making Noises?
Problem: Washer vibrating
Possible cause: An unbalanced load
Solution: Redistribute or add something to balance the load.
Problem: Washer still vibrating
Possible cause: The washing machine isn’t level.
Solution: Place a piece of ¾-inch plywood underneath the washer and dryer to keep them at equal heights.
Problem: Washer making noise
Possible cause: Not all four feet are in firm contact with the floor
Solution: Remove shipping materials such as bolts, blocks, straps or pins.
Problem: A squealing sound or hot rubber odor
Possible cause: The washer may be overloaded.
Solution: Reduce the size of the load.
Problem: Metal clanking sound
Possible cause: Metal snaps, buckles or loose change
Solution: There may be objects in the pump. Schedule a service call.