Many users of washing machines sooner or later encounter such an unpleasant phenomenon as creaking when working. Such a problem may occur both throughout the wash program and at some of its periods( for example, only during rinsing and spinning).If this malfunction was discovered after the purchase, it is likely the fault of a marriage or some kind of assembly error. Immediately contact the seller to repair the car under warranty, replace it with a new one or return the money. Also, such a problem may occur immediately after replacing any parts. In this case, you should once again check the correctness of the repair( if you repaired yourself) or contact the master, who performed the repair, to correct his possible error.
However, if the machine worked for a long time regularly and suddenly it cracks - most likely the reason is that some parts have worn out or weakened fastenings.
Possible causes of squeak in the washing machine.
- rattle in rusted bearings during rotation;
- small things got under the drum or on the cuff of the hatch there were pieces of erasable things( wool, hairs);
- slips drive belt;
- loose bulkhead;
- broken fixation of the springs holding the drum;
- creaking butt hull parts rubbing against each other.
Let us examine in more detail the reasons why a squeak may occur, and how to eliminate them. Please note: before starting any repair of the washing machine, do not forget to turn it off and turn off the tap!
Drum squeak as the
rotates. Drum shaft is installed in the bearing tank. They are put on a rubber gland to protect the bearings from moisture. And if this gland has dried out from time to time or has been damaged, water will flow to the bearings, which will cause them to rust and creak during rotation, and the drum may spin badly. In this case, it is recommended to immediately repair the machine with the replacement of all damaged parts, otherwise it will completely fail.
shaft loosening After a long operation or poor-quality washing machine assembly, the shaft mounting bolts can loosen, disrupting the balance of the drum, it starts rattling and creaking. This malfunction is eliminated simply: you just need to tighten the bolts. However, not always the design of the machine makes it easy to get to them. If you are unable to do it yourself, it is better to turn to professionals so as not to accidentally damage other elements of the structure.
Small things made into the drumnasty rattle. To find these things and pull them out, you must remove the wall of the washing machine, pull the heater. And in the hole for the heater will all those things that could fall out of the drum. Also check the entire cuff, there may also be stuck small items of clothing. To prevent such incidents, it is recommended to regularly check the drum and cuff for the presence of foreign objects.
If you suspect that something has failed between the tank and the drum, it is better to check it again. If you do not remove all unnecessary in time, the tank may be damaged, and the machine will flow from below.
Stretched drive belt
The belt, which spins the drum, can stretch from time to time and slip, making whistling sounds. If the cause is in the belt, the creak will be especially audible when the machine is heavily loaded and on high speed spin. At the first sign of a belt stretching, it should be replaced or just tightened. Otherwise, it may break during operation, which in turn may lead to other, more serious damage.
Creaking in shock absorbers and springs
The springs creak especially hard during the spinning. When the car shakes, they can rub in places of fastening, making unpleasant sounds. To diagnose such a malfunction, run the wash without the top cover of the machine. And during the squeak, try to press the springs with your hand. If the rattle has stopped - then the cause is identified correctly. To eliminate it, the springs should be lubricated at the place of attachment.
Another option is that the springs or shock absorbers are worn out, which is why the tank swings and rubs against the walls. Also, when washing without the top cover, observe how the tank behaves, inspect carefully the springs and shock absorbers for damage. If irregularities are found, replace worn parts.
Creaking in the joints of the case.
. The fastenings of the machine case with time or due to poor-quality assembly can weaken and creak. It will not be superfluous to tighten all the bolts connecting the parts of the body and inspect all the connections and fastenings that could loose.
. If all these simple manipulations did not help you solve the problem of the grinding of a washing machine, contact a qualified technician for diagnostics and repair.