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Offline Slawek

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LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:44:37 PM »

I just bought a used LG WT5101HV and it makes a loud squeaking noise when the drum moves around.  When I press down or move the drum around it makes the noise too.  I'm assuming I can just pop the top off and add some grease to the affected areas?  Can anyone send me a service manual so I can get at this unit, or offer alternate suggestions on what the issue / solution may be?

Thank you!
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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 09:18:55 AM »
Your welcome lets us know what you find.

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 09:33:41 AM »
Your welcome lets us know what you find.

For sure.  I would like to source somewhere to buy components (if necessary) and have them shipped to Canada.  I see the suspension rods are only $10 a piece, but I can't ship to Canada.  Any recommendations?

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 05:51:57 PM »
In my opinion the rods don't go bad unless they have fallen apart. Get some super lube and grease the ball and socket joints fir st if the noise us coming from there

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2015, 06:41:01 PM »
Ok well, I opened it up and here are my findings.  It doesn't appear to be the suspension rods:


http://youtu.be/3rUT0-zBeCY

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2015, 06:49:15 PM »
Needs this

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2015, 06:58:30 PM »
Needs this
but it sounds like it's coming from the top where the two pieces meet

It's like two seals rubbing against each other making the noise.  The machine has sat idle for a while
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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2015, 07:12:34 PM »
Nothing up top touches or has seals. It needs that homie

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2015, 07:22:46 PM »
Can I run it as is or will it break?

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2015, 09:08:06 PM »
A second video after I took the top part of the drum off

http://youtu.be/w0Pqke5SP8Y

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2015, 09:11:46 PM »
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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2015, 09:24:34 PM »
Can you tell me if this component is absolutely necessary to replace or can I get a couple years out of this washer?


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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2015, 08:54:55 AM »
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Thanks for your help on this mate.  I looked into it and it's around $220 CDN shipped to my door to get that assembly, kinda crazy since that's what I paid for the washer.

I would like to know if you think I could get usage out of this thing still regardless of the squeaking?  I mean, will it work and just be noisy?  If so I don't care, it's in a basement anyway.

Can you also explain to me where that sqeaking noise is coming from so I can try to visualize the problem?  I know you said to replace the part but what exactly is damaged here?

Thank you so much these forums are fantastic and people like you are incredible to help us noobs

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2015, 03:13:30 PM »
Too much play in the axle causing what I believe to be the black gasket to squeak. It will make it self most known in spin. You may be able to get some washing done with it. Not sure, I fix them not predict when it will self destruct hahaha

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2015, 05:39:26 PM »
Too much play in the axle causing what I believe to be the black gasket to squeak. It will make it self most known in spin. You may be able to get some washing done with it. Not sure, I fix them not predict when it will self destruct hahaha

Thank you.  How does this happen after 3 years?!  What a joke these machines are these days.

With the rust I was going to take some sandpaper and clean it up along the frame and paint it with rustoleum spray paint.  It will be hidden so you won't see it but I thought it was a good approach to prevent it from rusting further.  Would you agree?

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Re: LG WT5101HV squeeking noise
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2015, 06:36:10 PM »
Yes i do, but sadly the machine likely will need replacement before it rusts out! :'(