Why does my washing machine squeal when it spins?

Why does my washing machine squeal when it spins?

On belt driven top load washers, the pump belt is what drives the pulley on the drain pump. Regular use and age can cause the pump belt to become cracked or frayed, which can create a squealing or thumping noise during the drain or spin cycle.

Why is my Maytag washer squeaking?

Maytag washers may make loud noises when there is a defect in the tub bearing or motor coupling, a worn-out drive pulley, damaged clutch assembly, or a clogged drain pump. Additionally, washers often make a squealing or whining noise when they’ve been overloaded.

Why does my washer sound like it’s scraping?

Most common noises When noises occur draining the water from the machine check the pump for any stuck buttons or hair grips. Scraping noise when turning the drum by hand? It’s most likely something that’s got past the seal, like a bra wire that’s got stuck when washing bras.

How can you tell if the bearings have gone on a washing machine?

If your washing machine is noisy on spin, then this can be a symptom of drum bearing wear. A quick check for wear is to see if the inner drum moves up and down relative to the fixed outer drum. It should only move a small amount. If it moves more than a millimeter or two, it is probably worn bearings.

Can you run CLR through your washing machine?

How-to tips. Make sure there are no detergents or any other chemicals in the washing machine while using CLR. Pour a 1/2 cup of CLR Calcium, Lime & Rust Remover directly into the bottom of your empty washing machine. Run a normal cycle followed by an extra rinse cycle.