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Author Topic: Magic Chef Washer makes sound when spinning  (Read 4087 times)

Offline Jaytag

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Magic Chef Washer makes sound when spinning
« on: May 05, 2009, 12:36:29 PM »

Washer makes a loud sound which sounds like tires on pavement singing.  It is real loud at first and gets softer as it continues to spin.  Is it transmission related?

Model w225lv

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Re: Magic Chef Washer makes sound when spinning
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2009, 01:01:58 PM »
Related, yes...but not a failure of anything more than the thrust bearing or the tub spin bearing at this point.

Be sure you don't have any signs of black grease slung around the inside of the cabinet, which you can inspect by raising the top and removing the front panel. If there are any signs of this, consider the machine a bad investment as far as repairs go.
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Re: Magic Chef Washer makes sound when spinning
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2009, 01:23:24 PM »
I will take a look, I had to top up to clean but didnt get that far down.  So if no grease then just let it roll with noise?  It doesnt bother me just wondering how much longer til it quits.

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Re: Magic Chef Washer makes sound when spinning
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 02:03:33 PM »
While you're at it, give that pump pulley a few spins by hand or check the insides. Sometimes a nail or bra wire can get in there and only make noise when the pump turns a certain direction.  Worth a look...

If you haven't replaced the belt underneath in the past 5 years, this could also be a factor.

Belt for this model- click
« Last Edit: May 05, 2009, 02:06:25 PM by Repair-man »
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