Your washing machine is a crucial appliance for keeping your clothes clean and fresh. However, when you start to hear strange noises coming from your machine, it can be a real headache. Don’t worry, though, as we’re here to help you diagnose and solve the problem with your LG washing machine making noise.
How to Solve an LG Washing Machine Making Noise
Whether you’re experiencing banging noises, gurgling sounds, or vibration and walking issues, we’ll provide you with the tips and tricks you need to get your machine running smoothly again.
Firstly, it’s important to note that a little bit of noise is normal when it comes to washing machines. They’re designed to agitate and spin clothes, after all! But if you’re hearing excessive banging, thumping, or vibrating, there may be an issue that needs addressing.
Gurgling, Slurping, or Humming Sounds
Gurgling, slurping, or humming sounds during the drain portion of the cycle are normal. While draining, the washer pump will continuously run to remove the water released from the load. This continuous running may cause a gurgling sound when the pump removes most of the water and starts pumping air.
You may also hear a continuous humming sound with a periodic gurgling or surging sound. If a lower water level is used, the pump may make sounds for a longer period of time. The drain portion of the cycle usually lasts 3-5 minutes.
Excessive slurping sounds can be caused when a lower water level is used. If this is the case the washer pump may make sounds for a longer period of time. When water is having a hard time entering the dishwasher or exiting the dishwasher, it can also make sounds. We would recommend making sure the water hoses are not kinked or clogged and that water is draining properly as well as filling properly.
The pump filter can also be a common culprit, it is usually located near the base of the washer and can stop your washer from draining if not cleaned from time to time. Issues with gurgling can also cause other issues like a washer not spinning clothes dry properly.
Clanking or Banging Noises From LG Washer
If you find your LG washer making noise during wash cycle, there are some common causes.
- One common cause of an LG washer making loud noise during spin cycle is an unbalanced load. If you’ve stuffed too many clothes into the machine, it can cause it to bounce around and make a racket. Try removing a few items and running the cycle again.
- It’s also important to check that no other items are leaning against the washer, such as brooms, dustpans, dryer racks, or hangers. These household items can make rattling noises if they’re leaning against the washer, especially during high spin speeds. Always check around the outside of your washer before use for items that may cause noise.
- Another possible culprit is a loose object in the machine. Check to make sure you haven’t left any coins or other small items in your pockets before tossing clothes into the wash. These items can get caught in the drum and cause a lot of noise.
- If none of those solutions seems to work, it’s possible that the machine’s suspension springs or shock absorbers are damaged. These parts help keep the drum steady during the wash cycle, and if they’re worn out, the machine can make a lot of noise.
Don’t worry though, fixing these issues is typically quite simple. If it’s an unbalanced load, simply redistributing the clothes should do the trick. If it’s a loose object, remove it from the drum. And if it’s damaged suspension springs or shock absorbers, a repair technician should be able to swap them out quickly and easily.
LG Washer Vibrating, Walking, or Off-Balance
Another possible cause of an LG washing machine making noise is an uneven installation. If your washer is not on a pedestal, all four washer feet need to be in firm contact with the floor. Try rocking the washer diagonally, from corner to corner, with your hands to see if it teeters. If it does, adjust the feet until the machine is level. Tighten the lock nuts on all four of the feet against the washer cabinet to ensure a firm fit.
When checking for vibration, walking, or off-balance issues, it’s also a good idea to examine the items you’re washing. Large or bulky items can throw the machine off balance, especially if they’re not evenly distributed in the drum. Make sure that you’re not overloading the machine and that the weight of the load is evenly distributed. And for washing shoes check out this guide to help you balance it properly. You may need to wash larger items separately or balance the load by adding additional items.
We know that an LG washing machine making noise can be annoying, but it’s usually nothing to panic about. By taking a few simple steps, you can identify and solve the problem in no time. Remember, “where there’s a will, there’s a way” – with a little bit of effort, you’ll have your machine running quietly again in no time. And remember for any bigger problems Ortega’s Appliance is here for any dryer or washer repair needs.