Loud grinding sound when my GE front load washer spins
GE energy star washer WCVH6800JOMS- This washer was purchased in march of 2009 and over the months when it enters the spin cycle it make a grinding sound- only when it spins. I do not over load it, it doesn't seem to be off balance, it doesn't vibrate or move while spinning. what could be the cause?Answer
There could be something in the water pump but if this were the case it will start making the noise before the spin gets going fast. If this is the case try cleaning out the pump.
The last time I worked on a front loader with a similar problem a penny had somehow gotten under the spin basket and when the tub got up to speed it would lift up and make a terrible racket. Does it sound like this could be the problem?
There is a bearing at the back of the spin basket that could be bad. Replacing that bearing would be a pretty big job so you will have to know for sure that is the problem before venturing into it.
The pulley on the back could be loose but that would typically make it off balance. Check it out anyways. Also check to make sure the belt looks ok.
Other than that I don’t know you will have to pinpoint where the noise is coming from and go from there.