Has your washing machine started singing a song of its own, leaving you wondering, “Why is my washing machine suddenly so noisy?” If you own an Electrolux model and have noticed a sudden ruckus, you’re in the right place. Let’s dive into the reasons and solutions for an Electrolux washer making noise.
How to Troubleshoot an Electrolux Washer Making Noise?
Different issues can make your washing machine sound like it’s preparing for a rock concert. But don’t fret; we’ve compiled a list of common culprits and what you can do about them.
Cause: If you’ve recently purchased or moved your machine, the noise could be due to transport bolts that weren’t removed or if your washer isn’t level.
How to Fix: Ensure that you’ve removed all transport bolts post-purchase. If you’ve misplaced your installation manual, most brands offer digital versions on their website. To ensure your washer is level, use a spirit level. Adjust the feet of the washer until it sits level on the ground.
Prevention: Always read the installation manual thoroughly and get a second pair of eyes to double-check your work!
Washer Is Out of Balance or Overloaded
Cause: A heavily loaded or unevenly distributed load can make your washer go off-balance, causing it to make an unfamiliar sound. Exceeding the recommended capacity can also leave your clothes too wet after washing.
How to Fix: If your washer is making a weird noise, open the drum, redistribute the clothes evenly, or remove some items if it’s overloaded.
Prevention: Always refer to your washing machine’s manual for recommended load sizes. Distributing clothes evenly can also help.
Loose Items in the Wash Drum
Cause: Ever forgotten a coin or a metal button in your pocket? These can make quite the racket when they get trapped inside!
How to Fix: Before panicking about the Electrolux washing machine making a loud noise, check the drum for loose items. Empty pockets and use mesh bags for small items.
Prevention: Make it a habit to check and empty pockets before loading your washer. Using mesh bags for smaller items can also help.
Faulty Washer Components
Cause: Over time, components like the motor, bearings, pump, or belts might wear out.
How to Fix:
- Motor: Motors can get noisy as they age. If you hear a humming sound, it might be time to check the motor or get it replaced.
- Bearings: A grinding noise often indicates worn-out bearings. These require replacement.
- Pump: Blockages or defects in the pump can cause a whirring sound. Check for blockages, and if the problem persists, consider replacing the pump.
- Belts: If you hear a squealing sound, the belt might be worn out and might need replacing.
Prevention: Regular maintenance and checks can prolong the life of these components. Clean your washer regularly and be attentive to any unusual noises.
If you’re not comfortable diagnosing and fixing these issues yourself, don’t worry. Apex Appliance Service specializes in professional washing machine repair. Don’t hesitate to reach out for any appliance woes.