Is your LG washing machine making noise during laundry day? No need to panic! We’re here to help you troubleshoot the noises and get your machine back to its silent, efficient self.
First, let’s go over some quick facts about LG washing machines. These machines are known for their innovative features, high-quality performance, and energy efficiency. With various wash cycles to choose from, including delicate, permanent press, and heavy-duty, they cater to your laundry needs. LG washing machines also feature a direct drive motor with fewer moving parts, resulting in less noise production.
Common Causes of an LG Washing Machine Making Noise
Now, let’s talk about the reasons behind your LG washing machine making noise. An unbalanced load in your washer is the most common cause. When the laundry is not evenly distributed in the drum, your washer is more likely to have a vibration problem and may even make loud banging or thumping sounds. Overfilling a washer can lead to your washer making more sound as well as the weight can make the drum shake more than usual.
Loose parts in the washing machine can also cause noise. The washer drum, motor, or pump may become loose over time. This can lead to rattling, humming, or buzzing sounds. You may find your LG washer making a grinding noise due to these issues.
Worn-out bearings can also lead to noise in the washing machine. Bearings support the drum and allow it to spin smoothly. If the bearings wear out, you may hear a loud banging or scraping noise during the spin cycle.
Other common causes of a noisy LG washer include:
Clogged Drain Pump
A clogged drain pump can cause noise in your LG washing machine. The drain pump is responsible for removing the water from the drum during the wash and spin cycles. If it becomes clogged with debris like lint, coins, or other small objects, it can cause the pump to work harder and produce a loud humming or buzzing noise.
Worn-Out Drive Belt
Another possible reason why your LG washer is loud is a worn-out drive belt. The drive belt connects the motor to the drum and allows the drum to spin. Over time, the belt can become worn or loose, causing a squeaking or screeching noise during the wash or spin cycles.
Faulty Shock Absorbers
Shock absorbers are responsible for dampening the vibrations of the drum during the wash and spin cycles. If they become worn or damaged, they may no longer be able to absorb the vibrations, resulting in a loud banging or thumping noise during the cycles.
How to Fix a Noisy LG Washer
Now that we know the reasons behind a noisy LG washing machine, let’s talk about how to fix them. If the noise is caused by an unbalanced load, stop the machine and redistribute the laundry evenly in the drum. Make sure to not overload the washer, and if you’re washing something like shoes, make sure to add towels or something similar to avoid banging.
Start the machine again and see if the noise persists. If the noise is caused by loose parts, tighten them using a wrench or screwdriver. Check the drum, motor, and pump for any loose components. If the bearings are worn out, you may need to replace them. We recommend calling a professional for assistance with this.
If you suspect a clogged drain pump filter, you’ll need to locate the pump and clean it out. This is a simpler job and you should be able to do it yourself. It’s usually behind the panel on the front right of your washer. Twist it and pull it to remove it, and rinse it with water and a soft brush if necessary.
Worn-out drive belts and faulty shock absorbers will need to be replaced if they are the problem. However, these repairs can be complex and require specialized knowledge and tools, so we recommend seeking professional assistance if you suspect these issues are the cause of the noise.
How to Prevent a Noisy LG Washing Machine
In addition to fixing the noises, there are also preventative measures you can take to avoid noisy washing machines in the future. Always use the correct load size, and level the appliance properly. Performing regular maintenance, such as cleaning the drum and checking for any loose parts, can also prevent noise from occurring.
So don’t let an LG washing machine making noise stress you out! By understanding the reasons behind the noises and following our tips for fixing and preventing them, you’ll be on your way to a quieter and smoother laundry experience. Show your washing machine some TLC, and it will repay you with peaceful, efficient washing cycles. And if you need any washer repairs big or small give Same Day Appliance a call!