When you hear sounds like “boom bang boom,” anytime your washing spins, it indicates something terrible going on inside the washer.
You might want to ignore it and see if it returns to the “status quo,” but the weird noise will only worsen if you don’t tackle the causes.
When your LG washing machine produces noise during wash/off/spinning cycles, the first factor to consider is overloading because that’s the most typical cause of noise in a washing machine. Too many clothes in the washer increase the force it needs to get water in and out of the clothes, generating noise.
This article describes why your washer makes noise during its spinning cycles.
I’ll also show you how to resolve the problem and have the machine return to its quiet mode during the wash/spin cycles.
4 Reasons Why LG Washing Machine Makes Noise During a Wash Cycle
I don’t expect you to fold your hands and smile at the disturbing noises your washing machine generates because it’s not comforting.
Hence, I’m glad you’ve taken a good step in seeking answers; in this section, you’ll know the various possible reasons for abnormal sounds in an LG washer.
#1. Machine Overload/Imbalance
Overloading your washer with a stash of clothes will cause noise in an attempt to spin the clothes.
That’ll put abnormally high pressure on the machine to spin the clothes it’s containing, resulting in the generation of sound.
Also, because of the plenty of clothes, it works through a higher force to get water through them, producing noise.
An imbalance in the amount of clothing, say, a smaller number compared to what the washer should take, can result in a noisy spinning cycle.
That also stirs from inserting heavy bedding that hits the washing machine’s walls as it spins, giving rise to the sound.
#2. Worn Tube Bearing
A worn-out tube bearing can cause the washing machine to make a noise as it goes through the was/off/spinning cycle.
That’s because the tube bearing helps to regulate the smooth spinning of the LG washing machine.
Get a professional washing machine fixer to help you fix or replace the tube bearing to stop the noise.
#3. Broken Drive Pulley
If the drive pulley of your washer breaks down, the drive belt won’t rotate properly, giving rise to a spinning cycle noise.
#4. Loose Objects
Frequently buttons and paper clips can fall off from cloth pockets and get into the drum holes; when that happens, you’ll hear grinding sounds as the LG washing machine spins.
You can also have the belt buckles, and loose zippers of your clothing hit the side walls of the washer; that generates unpleasant sounds as the spinning cycles continue.
To avoid that, thoroughly search the clothing, getting rid of those items, before placing them inside the washer.
Why Does My LG Washing Machine Make Weird Noises During a Spin Cycle?
Quite some things can cause weird noises in your washing machine during its spin cycles.
Also, you can figure them out independently if you need more resources to find an expert for the job.
Below are factors that cause weird noises in washing machines during spin cycles.
- Heavy clothing in the washer is a significant cause.
- Check to see that there’s no uneven loading of clothes in the washer.
- The imbalance of the washer on the ground can result in sounds during spinning cycles.
- Wearing out of the tube bearings of the LG washing machines is another factor.
- The loose objects from clothing in the washer can cause weird sounds in your machine.
- Ensure there aren’t breaks in the washer basket or drum spider arms.
- Ensure there aren’t loose drum screws.
- Breaks and other drive pulley or belt abnormalities cause disturbing washer sounds.
- Check to see that the shock absorbers in front-loading washing machines are okay.
- Wearing out of the suspension rods of the machines will cause spinning noises.
After going through those factors, you’ll consider fixing the washer yourself. However, there are pros and cons to a DIY approach.
This table enumerates some of the pros and cons of fixing the washer by yourself.
|Improves expertise.||The risk of further damage is high.|
|It helps you to explore and discover other problems in the washer.||Suboptimal result because of lack of adequate technical know-how.|
|Privilege to work at your own pace and timing.||The risk of incomplete work is high.|
Why Does My Lg Washing Machine Sound Like There Are Rocks In It?
I’m glad you’re vigilant enough to know something is wrong with your washing machine because of the rocking sounds during its spinning cycles.
This section tells you what to suspect when you hear a rocky noise in your washer.
Now, it’s abnormal to hear rocky sounds from your washing machine while it goes through its wash/off/spinning cycles.
However, when that happens, the leading probable cause would be that there’s a rock or any metallic element inside the washer.
Hence, switch off the washer and inspect all the clothes for any rock or metallic material; frequently, you’ll discover something rugged/rocky inside the washer.
Of course, it’s also possible to clear out all artifacts and still have the washer make the rocky sounds.
In that case, you’ll have to check that the drain pump is functioning appropriately and that something rocky isn’t inside, causing the noises.
If you notice the washer still makes noise after certifying the drain pump free of wires and rocks, seek the help of a professional dealer.
Often, when it gets to that stage, you’ll have to replace the drain pump with a new one.
How Do I Stop My Washing Machine from Making Weird Noise During Wash and Spin Cycles?
There’s nothing as irritating as having a washer machine that threatens to collapse your home with its noise.
However, there are ways to fix it and have it return to its normal humming sounds; you can get a professional to help you fix the problem or do it yourself (DIY).
These few methods will help you stop the noise in your LG washing.
#1. Even Loading
An uneven loading of clothes in the washer is the commonest cause of abnormal washing machine sounds.
Hence, reducing the number of clothes in the washer with moderation should resolve the problem.
If you’re used to stashing heaving clothing items together at a time in the washer, please stop it.
Don’t combine towels, jeans, and blankets simultaneously, as that can generate weird noise from the machine.
#3. Washer Balance
If your washing machine isn’t standing on level ground, one side will be higher. Check the balance of its four feet corners to see that it’s equal.
That simple factor might be why weird sounds are coming from the machine.
#4. Drum Screws
If the drum screws are loose, the machine will make weird noises; try to open the washer cabinet to see if the screws are loose.
You can access the cabinet by removing the top and back panels for a top-loading washer. On the other hand, open up the front and back panels for a front-loading machine.
#5. Inspect the Drive Pulley
If, after trying all that, the machine still makes noise during the wash and spin cycle, inspect the drive pulleys or belts for cracks.
You can access the pulleys by opening the cabinet; if you find cracks in the belts, get an expert to fix them.
#6. Check for Damage In the Drum Spider Arms and Broken Baskets
This factor is a common culprit of noise during the wash and spin cycles in a front-loading washing machine.
The drum spider arms support the clothes basket, so a break in them will result in abnormal weight bearing and subsequent noise.
#7. Check the Tube Bearings
If the tube bearings wear out, wash/off/spinning cycle noise will occur.
When you inspect and find out, they are worn out, please replace them to stop the noise in the machine.
What Does a Washing Machine Sound Like When the Bearings Have Gone?
When that happens, the typical sound that your washing machine will make is that of a rumbling nature.
Is There Stone Inside My Washing Machine?
A concrete block is put inside your machine to balance its electronic motor as it drives the gearbox.
How Can You Tell When Your Washing Machine Breaks Down?
If your washer breaks down, apart from making loud noises, it will leak water and stop spinning.