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Grinding or Rubbing Noise - Commerical Grade Washer

Possible Solutions

Grinding/Rubbing Noises:

  • It is normal to hear the pump making a continuous humming sound with periodic gurgling or surging as the final amounts of water are removed during the Drain & Spin cycle.
  • This new style washer makes many different noises. Typically, a grinding or rubbing noise will only occur in the agitation/wash or spin portions of the cycle.
  • The drive system on these units is different than previous washers. You may hear the motor sound as the motor alternates directions. You may also hear some gear sounds. These sounds are part of the normal washer operation.
  • The noise this washer makes could become worse if the machine is unlevel. It is important to follow the installation instructions for leveling the washer. The legs are adjustable and can easily be moved up or down.
  • If the washer is overloaded, it can also make a louder, grinding-type noise. The clothes must have enough room to move around freely to allow the wash basket room also to move. Follow the directions in the Owner's Manual for proper loading and the amount of clothes to wash.

CLICK HERE to watch a video for normal grinding/rubbing noises during agitation.

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