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ARC Appliance Repair


San Marcos / CA / US

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ARC Appliance Repair09/19/2023
Excessive knocking sounds in a washing machine during the spin cycle can be caused by several factors. Here are some common reasons:

1. **Uneven Load:** An uneven distribution of clothes in the drum can cause the machine to become unbalanced during the spin cycle. This can result in loud knocking or banging sounds as the drum tries to reposition the load.

2. **Loose or Worn Parts:** Over time, components within the washing machine, such as the drum bearings, suspension springs, or shock absorbers, can become loose or worn out. This can lead to increased vibration and noise.

3. **Foreign Objects:** Sometimes, foreign objects like coins, buttons, or small items left in pockets can get trapped between the drum and the tub or in the pump, causing noise when the drum spins.

4. **Damaged Drum or Tub:** A damaged drum or tub can lead to excessive noise during the spin cycle. This damage may be due to wear and tear over time or from foreign objects causing physical harm.

5. **Faulty Motor or Motor Coupling:** A malfunctioning motor or motor coupling can result in abnormal noises when the washing machine is in operation.

6. **Imbalanced Feet:** If the washing machine's leveling feet are not properly adjusted, it can cause the machine to rock during the spin cycle, leading to noise.

To address these issues, you can take the following steps:

- Ensure the load is evenly distributed in the drum.
- Check for any foreign objects inside the drum or pump and remove them.
- Inspect and tighten any loose components if you have the technical skills or consult a technician.
- Level the washing machine by adjusting the feet.
- If the problem persists, it's best to consult a professional appliance repair technician to diagnose and fix the issue, especially if it involves more complex repairs like motor or bearing replacement.
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