Others have posted some useful links - one of which mentioned
that a bra underwire was the cause .. I would carefully inspect
the tub fins ; probe around the boot ; spin & wiggle the tub by hand;
etc to see if you can hear a foreign object. If it has a lower front
cover - a visual inspection - inside - for chassis issues is quite
easy , ie: start simple & work your way to difficult.
Let us know how you make out.
I have changed a front loader basket - on my Frigidaire - but it was a
difficult job for a rank amateur - I only did it because it was free
< 10 year warranty > If I had to pay for the tub -
and especially labour - I would have bought a new washer
I replaced the basket at ~ 6 or 7 years family use - and it's now
getting noisy again after about 6 years ..
The 2 or 3 repair guys that I spoke to all insisted that HE detergent
was a must.
On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 6:58:20 PM UTC-5, email@example.com wrote:
HE detergent is just less concentrated. HE washers use much less water so using the same amount of the regular detergent will over foam and not rinse out. You can use HE or you can just use a small amount of regular, which is what I do.
Or, you can use none at all. Google it, you will find that for many loads the mechanical action of the agitator is plenty to get them clean. Lots of people with chemical sensitivies or allergies have to do this.
Yes, the suds cause problems with rinsing. OK to use HE in a regular
washer, not the other way around. Many brands are now HE compatible
since they are becoming the bigger segment of washers.
When we bought a new HE machine I went to find HE detergent. They I
loooked and found ALL liquid has been HE for a couple of years.
On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 9:06:27 AM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Not true IFF (if and only if) you don't use excessive amounts.
VERY true if you use too much. Like my wife does.
Any detergent is fine if you reduce the quantity. Your clothes still get clean, pretty much everybody over soaps.
Never had a front-loader so not sure on their construction but I'd
suspect the dampener system used for controlling vibration during spin.
On old verticals, it was as simple as a concrete block on some elastic
I just happened to be in the middle of researching a washer problem of my
own when I saw your post. But, my washer is a top loader not front loading.
However, I just did a Google search for ---> front loading washing machine
noisy spin cycle <-- and saw a lot of results, including these two links in
case it helps:
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