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Post# 1123596   7/18/2021 at 16:13 (314 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        

Can anyone help me identify what this noise is? I hear it during the wash cycle and first spin. I noticed it a few weeks ago. It doesn't seem to be going away.


Post# 1123623 , Reply# 1   7/19/2021 at 07:18 (313 days old) by eronie (Flushing Michigan)        

Bad belt?

Post# 1123671 , Reply# 2   7/19/2021 at 17:04 (313 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        

I'm not sure. I did put in a service call through the warranty.

Post# 1123788 , Reply# 3   7/20/2021 at 20:32 (311 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        

Any other suggestions?

Post# 1123792 , Reply# 4   7/20/2021 at 20:41 (311 days old) by combo52 (50 Year Repair Tech Beltsville,Md)        

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You can take the front off and look, or just wait for the warranty service to look at it,


in any case keep using it.



Post# 1124005 , Reply# 5   7/24/2021 at 14:23 (308 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        

^ yes but itís driving me nuts. My appointment is Aug 3rd. I would just love to know what this noise is.

Post# 1124113 , Reply# 6   7/25/2021 at 17:59 (306 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        

Emptying out the pump and rinsing it out seems to have resolved the issue.

Post# 1124554 , Reply# 7   7/31/2021 at 12:37 (301 days old) by ladd (Maryland)        

>Emptying out the pump and rinsing it out seems to have resolved the issue.

How did you do this?

Post# 1125346 , Reply# 8   8/8/2021 at 13:24 (293 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        

Update: Emptying out the pump did not seem to resolve the issue. The SQ service guy looked at the machine and did not find anything wrong with it. He did check out the belt tensioner and found that to be just fine. Issue still persists.

Post# 1132080 , Reply# 9   10/27/2021 at 17:11 (213 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        
Noise has returned...

Seems to be very prevalent during the first spin. I'm really curious to what this noise is...?

Post# 1132153 , Reply# 10   10/28/2021 at 07:31 (212 days old) by TominKY (La Grange)        

Are you talking about the clicking sound? I had a similar sound with mine, and it was the idler arm moving back and forth because my belt had a bad spot on it from being burnt. But you said he checked the belt. Maybe the belt is defective and out of balance. A new belt would be a quick and easy way to rule this out. The other thing could be the transmission housing moving back and forth during agitation. It is normal for there to be a little bit of play against the brake assembly. The video seems to be during the agitation cycle, not the spin cycle.

Post# 1132200 , Reply# 11   10/28/2021 at 12:52 (212 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        
Clicking sound

Yes I am referring to the clicking sound. That video was during the drain cycle going into the first spin. It does not seem to make the noise later on during the cycle. SQ said it was fine, of course it didnít make that kind of noise when he checked it. He did say not to worry about it because everything checked out fine internally. But it still drives my OCD crazy.

Post# 1132213 , Reply# 12   10/28/2021 at 18:27 (211 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        

Here is another (better) video demonstrating the noise. This was directly after the drain cycle on Heavy Duty cycle.

Post# 1132257 , Reply# 13   10/29/2021 at 09:58 (211 days old) by mtn1584 (USA)        
Idler pulley mechanism

Iíd be 100 percent sure that is the issue. Take off the front of the machine. Just below the motor, to the left you will see and HEAR the idler pulley mechanism making this noise. Itís just metal against metal and nothing harmful to worry about. There is less tension on the belt during a slow spin so therefore the the idler pulley mechanism works differently. On a high speed spin you problem wonít her this noise.

Post# 1132273 , Reply# 14   10/29/2021 at 13:32 (211 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        
Idler pulley mechanism

Ok. Thanks. Am I attempting to adjust anything or just confirm that is in fact the noise? You are correct about this issue only being audible on low spin, usually just right after the drain cycle. The machine didnít always do this though. What made it develop?

Post# 1132384 , Reply# 15   10/31/2021 at 09:30 (209 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        
Idler pulley mechanism

Here is a video of the inside. I still can't locate the part you are talking about. This video was shot directly after the drain cycle. It didn't seem to do it here. Maybe because I had the lid off, who knows? Is there anything I can do to resolve this issue on my own? I just need help locating the problematic area.

Post# 1132386 , Reply# 16   10/31/2021 at 10:40 (209 days old) by trappn (Illinois)        

We're confused. Is that the dryer clacking away in the background?

Post# 1132387 , Reply# 17   10/31/2021 at 10:45 (209 days old) by BlockEight88 (Valparaiso)        

Yes, in the last video that was my dryer running. The noise isn't as prevalent as in the earlier videos I had posted.

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