Often increased noise occurs when draining or drawing water. Most users who write about high sound levels in reviews of washing machines believe that it is due to a faulty pump or design flaws in its design.
However, just more often it is due to other reasons:
Kinking, causing a reduction in the cross-section of the hoses. Causes the pump to create a vacuum zone during operation. Forced air intake causes gurgling noises.
Existence of local high water supply hose. Air accumulates in it, forming a bubble. The force of the pump is enough to squeeze it, but a loud gurgling sound occurs when it starts.
A clog has occurred either in the water supply hose itself. Or a similar situation can form in the area of its connection to the water system. This reduces the power of the water head below the allowable, which is specified in the technical documentation.
Excessive head. When draining water as a result of high head, there are loud noises from the outgoing pipes or sewers. This problem occurs when they are clogged or initially insufficient flow capacity. The washing machine has nothing to do with it.
The next possible problem is vibration. It appears at unequal weight distribution inside the spinning drum.
A system of counterweights compensates the centrifugal force imbalance partially, and shock absorbers create the inertial component that by summing up the vectors of forces of opposite directions practically stops the vibration energy transmission to the body.
However, even in serviceable devices, there is still a small amount of vibration. Therefore, when choosing a place for the machine, it is necessary to provide a clearance between the machine and other solid objects, such as the sink, bathroom, wall, etc.
If the open space is undesirable, it can be filled with foam rubber, covering the top with soft rubber or polyurethane foam insert.
If suddenly the noise of washing has increased significantly, the vibration appeared more than usual, it is necessary to stop the process. Most likely, there are mechanical problems in the counterweight system, shock absorbers, or the area of the central axis of the drum.
The problem must be found and corrected before proceeding, otherwise serious damage may occur.
If you hear a rattling or banging sound, it may be due to a foreign object in the recess between the drum and the body. It is necessary to stop the washing process and look for the source of the sound. Most likely, it is a nut or screw. You need to find the place where it fell out, and restore the integrity of the mount.
When installing the washing machine, a common mistake is to align it incorrectly. To achieve a more accurate position, you need to use a level.
Tweaking the legs should be done diagonally: for example, align the near right and far left legs, achieving a horizontal position on the diagonal, and only then adjust the position of the other legs.
Another reason can be untidy bolts fixing the position of the tank, which are used in transporting the device from the store to the consumer. Although modern washing machines have a protection system when attempting to start the unit when the shock absorbers are blocked.
The monotonous sound of any adequate volume will not cause small children to wake up. But the signals of the electronics about the end of the work can wake up the child. So you need to find ways to reduce their volume or turn them off completely.
Whether you can find the breakdown on your own or at some stage of the search, calling a handyman is up to you. Not only that in the absence of experience disassembly and assembly of washing machines is better to limit the external examination and search for simple damage, and then call our master. Chula Vista Appliance Repair Company is proud to offer efficient washing machine repair services in and around San Diego County. Our team of experts is well-equipped and ready to handle all types of washing machine repairs, no matter how complicated they are. We strive to provide excellent repairs using only high-quality replacement parts backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, so you can rely on a washing machine repair technician to fix the problem and make sure your machine will work properly for a long time.