A lot of homeowners are frustrated to hear a squeaky Crosley washer. It’s not just an inconvenience to your everyday routine, but it can be an indication of a serious issue in the Crosley appliance. There are easy methods to fix your Crosley washer working again. We will discuss the most common causes of noisy Crosley washers . We will also provide some tips and tricks to fix these issues. If you’re experiencing a loud thumping, banging or rattling sound, we have you covered. So, let’s get started!
Pump & Pump Motor
The drain pump on a Crosley washing machine is utilized to drain the water from the wash tub before and during the spin cycle. It could be motor driven by belts, motor driven, or even an electric motor. If the Crosley washing machines produce a loud noise in between or after spin cycles it may indicate that the drain pump is not functioning properly. How to check the pump and motor of a Crosley washing machine
- Unplug your Crosley washing machine. Remove the cabinet’s front or back panel to locate the pump.
- Plug the washer back in and run it through a cycle to confirm that the pump is at the root of the sound. Use caution as you are now in contact with moving components and electrical circuits.
- If you’re sure that the sound is coming from the pump, take out your inlet hose and connect it to the pump.
- You must examine the impeller of the pump to identify foreign objects or indications which could be the cause of noises or even causing damage. You can also try to manually turn the impeller to ensure that it’s not damaged or seized. You must remove any foreign objects that could be located around the pump.
- It is necessary to purchase to purchase a new motor if you notice any damage or wear, or if your impeller has become stuck. Front load Crosley washers often have a self-contained electric drain pump. Its motor can be worn out or damaged, and may require an entire Crosley replacement pump.
The drive belt is used to connect the drive motor with the transmission in some top load washers from Crosley or the drive motor to the wash basket of most front load washers from Crosley. The drive belt connects the drive motor to the transmission of some top load washers from Crosley, or the drive motor to the wash basket in the majority of front load washers from Crosley. The drive belt may be or be a single V-shaped belt or a multi-ribbelt. It typically made of rubber but may be covered with a cloth. The drive belt used for front load Crosley washers is usually a ribbed multi-rib belt. It is designed to be fitted to tight. The drive belt used in top-load Crosley washers, which are belt driven is usually a V belt with some slippage. It might be also covered in rubber with an idler pulley, or another device to minimize friction when the motor kicks off. What to do to determine the if there is a Crosley washer drive belt needs replacing:
- Remove the Crosley washer from its electrical source. Next, take off the access panel or cabinet.
- Locate the drive belt. It will be connected to the motor drive at one end. Once you’ve found it, unhook the clamps which hold the belt in place and remove the belt in order to inspect it.
- Be sure to inspect the drive belt for indications of wear, flames, fraying, or other problems.
- If you see any of these the above, you’ll require a Crosley replacement drive belt.
Direct Drive Motor Coupling
Some top load washers made by Crosley have a direct drive motor coupling to transfer energy from the motor to the transmission. The drive coupling constructed consisting of two plastic forks as well as a rubber coupling. It joins the motor and transmission. One of the drive forks is connected to the drive motor shaft while the other one is connected to the transmission input shaft. As the motor shaft rotates, the rubber coupling between the drive forks absorbs the forces to keep the forks from breaking. The coupling is likely to wear down over time. The drive forks might slip, eventually causing a vibration. The coupling could fail when the transmission gets stuck or the spin basket fails to turn freely. This could lead to an audible sound. How to inspect the Crosley washer’s motor coupling.
- Unplug your Crosley washer.
- You can open the door of your Crosley washer’s cabinet to locate and then remove the direct drive motor coupling. It is dependent on the model you have you might need to take out the drain pump or motor in order to reach the coupling of the motor.
- It is important to examine the coupling of the motor for cracks or wear, or damage. You’ll need a new Crosley direct drive motor coupling when you observe any of these.
All front-load Crosley washing machines have shock absorbers that are used to reduce the movement of the tub in the spin cycle. To reach the shock absorbers, or struts, you’ll need to take off either the rear or front panels. The Crosley washing machine could make an ear-splitting noise when it spins if the shock absorbers become weaker or damaged. It can result in the damage to other parts. How to inspect the shock absorbers of the Crosley washing machine
- Disconnect your Crosley appliance from the electrical source.
- Removing the front or rear panel, depending on the model, in order to find the shock absorbers.
- Examine the shocks to find signs of damaged attachments, leaky fluids or a weakening dampening function.
- You will need replacement shock absorbers from Crosley If either shock exhibits any of the signs.
- You must replace both shocks in the same order, even if just one of them shows the signs above as they wear at roughly the same speed.
Tub Dampening Strap
Some models of top-load Crosley washers utilize tub dampening straps to provide cushioning to the tub during spin cycles. There are four straps attached to the top of the tub, and to each corner of the cabinet. The straps made of rubber can wear out in normal use. When the straps become stretched or damaged, the tub might contact the cabinet during the rotation process and cause loud banging sounds. The straps are more stressed when subjected to excessive loads. How to check the tub dampening straps of your Crosley washer:
- Open the cabinet of the washer after having removed your Crosley appliance’s power source.
- Find the tub dampening clips. There will be four, all fixed to the cabinet, as well as one in the corner.
- Check the straps for signs of fraying, wear, or damage. If any of the above-mentioned straps exhibits signs of wear, fraying or damage, you will need four Crosley replacement tub dampening Straps. You must replace all four straps at once because they wear at approximately the same rate.
The main motor of a top load Crosley washer is the one that drives the transmission and rotates the basket. Some Crosley washers also have the pump motor. The drive motor is responsible for driving the belt that powers the pulley of the washer on front-load Crosley washers. One of the most frequent signs of a failing drive motor is humming or buzzing sound when the motor begins or stops, often accompanied by the smell of burning. Thermal overload is a situation in the drive motor detects an overcurrent issue and end power supply to the windings. It could be due to an element of the motor that has seized or a fault within the motor itself. What you can do to check a Crosley washing machine drive motor with the aid of a multi-meter
- Be sure to unplug the appliance prior to starting it because you’ll be working with electrical components.
- Locate the motor that drives it by taking the cabinet from your Crosley washer. Once you’ve located it then disconnect the wires that are connected to it and take it out of the washer in order to test it.
- Your multimeter should be set to Rx1 and the probes that are placed on each terminal will test for continuity. It should give a reading of zero or near zero.
- You can test for contact with the ground by applying one probe to one terminal while the other examine the motor’s plain metal housing. This test should not yield any readings.
- You’ll need to replace the Crosley drive motor If the results from your tests are different than the results described in the previous paragraphs.
Drive Motor Pulley & Transmission pulley & Pump Pulley
On belt-driven Crosley washers the motor pulley is used to support both the drive belt and occasionally the pump belt. Transmission and pump feature the same pulleys. The grease, rubber compound or dirt could build up on these pulleys causing noises that squeak or make a noise when the motor is running. Check the pulleys for dirt accumulation or damage if your washer makes this sound while spinning, draining, or vibrating.
- Inspect the pulleys of the Crosley washer.
- Before you begin, disconnect your machine from the mains power supply.
- The cabinet should be removed and you can locate the pulley you are looking for. To inspect the pulley more closely, remove the belt.
- Look for signs of burning, wear, or damage. Also, look for signs of grease, dirt or other debris, and then wash everything you see off the pulley as well as the surrounding area.
- If you spot any signs of damage, you’ll require Crosley replacement pulley.
On top load Crosleys, which are belt driven washers, the pump belt powers the pulley that is on the drain pump. Over time, wear and tear could cause the belt to crack or become frayed, leading to an eerie sound when the spin or drain cycle. This could be accompanied by an unpleasant smell of rubber or an incomplete drain too. How do you determine whether yourCrosley washing machine’s belt needs to be replaced:
- After disconnecting the plug on the Crosley appliance
- open the cabinet for the washer in order to find the belt.
- The belt of the pump is linked to the pulley on the drive motor, one-on-end.
- To inspect the belt closely remove the clamps holding the belt in place. Be on the lookout for signs of fraying, wear or even burning.
- You’ll need to replace a Crosley pump belt If you have any of the following symptoms.
Both front-load and top-load Crosley washing machines come with tub bearings that allow the inner tub, or wash basket, to rotate. Top load washers usually contain a tub bearing at the bottom or input of the transmission. There is a second in the place where the shaft connects to the inner tub. Two bearings are utilized by front load washers from Crosley to support the shaft of the wash basket. They are located near the rear of the tub’s exterior. The bearings are shielded from wash water through tub seals. The tub seal is designed to protect the bearings from wash water. The use of the seal for long periods, exposure to detergents that are harsh and over-use conditions may result in the seal wearing. How to check the tub bearing of the Crosley washing machine:
- Connect your Crosley washer from its power source.
- Locate the tub bearing, by removing the Crosley washer cabinet. You might have to remove the tub, the wash basket, and/or transmission depending on the model of washer you own.
- Check the tub bearing for cracks or wear. Also, look for rust or any other signs that the bearings are wearing.
- You’ll need a new Crosley tub bearing in the event that you notice any of these signs. It is recommended to change your tub seal in the same manner, especially if your bearing shows signs of corrosion or water damage.
Agitator Directional Cogs & Dogs
Agitator directional gears are utilized to control the upper part of dual-action agitators. These dogs in the shape of cams interact with the cogs located on the inside of the agitator while it turns in one direction. They then release when the agitator changes direction. This allows the upper portion of the agitator to “ratchet” to one direction while the bottom portion will move in both directions. The cogs for directional agitation are made of hard plastic and are prone to wear and tear with usage. If they become too smooth to effectively engage the cogs on the agitator, they’ll begin to slip and produce an ominous sound or a crunching. The top part of the agitator may not operate as smoothly or at all, you’ll also observe this. How to inspect the agitator’s agitator cogs within the Crosley washing machine:
- As with all inspections you should disconnect your washer from the source of power prior to beginning.
- The lid can be opened of your Crosley washing machine, if your machine has an automatic dispenser for fabric softeners you can remove it in order to access the cogs. If your model does not have a fabric softener dispenser, remove the agitator cap to gain access to the cogs. You might also have remove the agitator’s top and/or base to reach the cogs according to the model.
- Check the cogs for wear, wear, and worn cogs.
- If you find any of the above issues, you’ll require a set of Crosley replacement cogs with directional design.
Some top load Crosley washers utilize the clutch assembly to secure the transmission input shaft to the drive of the wash basket during the spin cycle. The clutch may wear out over time due to friction between clutch pad and the housing. This can lead to an eerily sound. A worn or damaged clutch can stop the washing machine of Crosley from spinning or could cause an inefficient spin that leaves your clothes wet after the cycle. Other indicators that the gearbox may be causing your problems are brake dust or shavings found underneath the Crosley washing machine, a slight burning smell or high-pitched sound that occurs during the spin cycle. How to examine the clutch assembly inside a Crosley washing machine:
- Unplug your appliance prior to beginning as you will be handling electrical components.
- For a closer examination for a closer inspection, locate and remove the clutch assembly. The clutch assembly is typically located beneath the basket drive assembly and is attached to the outside of the tub. You will need to remove the cabinet, the drive motor, as well as the transmission assembly to access the clutch.
- Take a look at the clutch assembly for any signs of burns, wear, or damage.
- If you come across any of these, you will need an Crosley replacement clutch assembly.