Many people find it annoying to have a noisy Electrolux washer. It can disrupt your day and indicate a larger problem in your Electrolux appliance. However, there are few simple steps you can use to solve a noisy Electrolux washer to make it run smoothly once again. I
n this article we’ll look at the causes that are most commonly associated with the noisy Electrolux washer and provide some easy-to-follow tips and tricks to fix the issue. If you’re suffering from an ear-splitting, slamming or rattling sounds, we have all the answers. So, let’s get started!
Pump & Pump Motor:
The drain pump on Electrolux washing machines is used to pump the water from the tub before and during the spin cycle. The pump could be belt driven, motor driven or possess its own electric motor. A sound coming from the Electrolux washing machine while or after the spin cycle can indicate that the drain pump is experiencing restricted or is damaged. How to examine the pump & pump motor on an Electrolux washing machine:
1. To find the pump, disconnect the Electrolux washer and take out the front panel or cabinet. Plug the washer back into the circuit and run a wash cycle to determine if it is the pump that is the cause of the sound. Be mindful as you’re being exposed to electrical circuits and moving parts.
2. If you’re able to verify that the noise is coming from the pump, you must remove the inlet hose from the pump.
3. You must examine the impeller of the pump for foreign objects or signs that may be causing noises or even causing damage. To make sure that the impeller isn’t damaged or wornout, also try to manually turn it. Remove any foreign objects that may be found in the vicinity of the pump.
4. It is necessary to purchase a new motor when you spot any damage or wear, or if your impeller appears to be stuck. The motor that drives front-load Electrolux washers is often a self-contained electric drain pumps. If the motor becomes damaged or worn out it is necessary to replace the pump from Electrolux is needed.
The drive belt connects the drive motor and transmission in top-loading Electrolux washers. It also connects the drive motor and the basket of front-load Electrolux washers. The drive belt connects the drive motor to the transmission in certain top load Electrolux washers or connect the drive motor with the wash basket on most front load washers by Electrolux. The drive belt can be either a single V-shaped belt or a multi-ribbelt and is normally composed of rubber, but it could have a fabric covering. The drive belt for front load Electrolux washers is typically a ribbed multi-rib belt. It is made to fit tight. On belt driven top load Electrolux washers the drive belt is normally an V belt with an outer layer of fabric to allow for some slippage It might be a covered rubber belt that has an idler pulley or another device to control the tension to decrease the amount of friction generated when the motor kicks off.
How to tell if the Electrolux washing machine drive belt requires replacement:
1. The power source must be removed from your Electrolux washer. Then, take off the access panel/cabinet.
2. Find your drive belt. it’ll be connected to the motor drive on the other end. Once you locate it remove the clamps that hold the belt in the position. You can inspect the belt by removing the clamps.
3. Inspect the drive belt for indications of fraying, burning wear or other signs of damage.
4. You’ll require a new Electrolux drive belt If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms.
Direct Drive Motor Coupling:
Some top load washers manufactured by Electrolux utilize a direct drive motor coupling to transfer the power of the motor to the transmission. The drive coupling is constructed comprised of two forks made of plastic as well as a rubber coupling. It joins the motor to the transmission. The drive shaft is linked to one fork, and the other one is connected to an input shaft for the transmission. The rubber coupling that connects the drive forks absorbs torque as the motor shaft turns. It prevents the forks from breaking. Normal usage will result in wear on the coupling, and eventually, the drive forks could slide off and cause a rumbling noise. The coupling could fail if the transmission gets stuck or the spin basket fails to turn freely. This could result in a vibrating sound. How to inspect the Electrolux washer’s motor coupling.
- Unplug your Electrolux washing machine.
- To locate the motor coupling of the motor coupling of your Electrolux washer, just open the cabinet. Depending on the model you’ll need to remove the motor or drain pump in order to reach the coupling of the motor.
- Inspect the motor coupling for any signs of cracking, wear or damage. If you find one of the above, then you’ll require a Electrolux direct drive motor replacement coupling.
All front-load Electrolux washing machine have shock absorbers that are used to stop the tub from moving in the spin cycle. To reach the shock absorbers, also known as struts, you’ll have to take off either the front or rear panels. When shock absorbers weaken or are damaged they will cause the Electrolux machine will often make an ear-splitting sound throughout the spin cycle. should the problem not be fixed, it can cause damage of other components. How to examine the shock absorbers in theElectrolux washing machine
- Remove the Electrolux appliance from its power source.
- Depending on the model, depending on the model, remove the front or back panel to reveal the shock absorbers.
- Examine the shocks for broken attachments, leaky fluids, or weak dampening.
- If any of your shocks show any of the indicators above, you will need Electrolux replacement shock absorbers. It is recommended to replace both shocks at the same time, even if one does not show the signs above as they wear out at about the same rate.
Tub Dampening Strap:
Some models of top-load Electrolux washers use tub dampening straps that provide cushioning to the tub during the spin cycle. The tub’s top and every corner of the cabinet is secured by four straps. These straps are made of rubber, and they can break under normal use. When the straps become stretched or damaged, the tub may be in contact with the cabinet during the spinning process, which can cause an eerie sound. The constant heavy loads and the excessive use can cause more stress and lead to premature breakdown of the straps. How to check the tub dampening strap of theElectrolux washer:
- After disconnecting your Electrolux appliance from the electrical source, open the cabinet of your washer.
- Find the tub dampening clips. There will be four, each mounted to the cabinet as well as one in the corner.
- You should inspect the straps for fraying, wear, or damage. If any of these straps exhibits signs of wear, fraying or damage that they are fraying, you’ll need four Electrolux replacement tub dampening Straps. It is recommended that you replace all four straps in a single step since they wear out at about the same speed.
Drive motor: The main drive motor of a top load Electrolux washer is used to drive the transmission that spins the wash basket and on some washers from Electrolux, to operate the pump also. For front-load Electrolux washers, the drive motor operates an electric belt that is driven by the wash basket pulley. The most common indication of a failed drive motor is a buzzing or humming sound once it begins to. Sometimes, it can be accompanied by a numbing burning smell. The drive motor has an overload of thermal that will eliminate power from the windings when it senses the overcurrent situation, and it will shut down. This could be due to a driven component of the motor that is seizing or due to a problem within the motor itself. How to test an Electrolux washing machine drive motor with the aid of a multi-meter
1. Be sure to unplug the appliance prior to turning it on as you will be handling electrical components.
2. Locate the motor that drives it by taking the cabinet from your Electrolux washer. Once you’ve located it remove the electrical wires to it, and then take it out of the washer to test it.
3. Your multi-meter should be set to Rx1 Check for continuity by placing the probes on one terminal at a time. You should get a reading of zero or close to zero.
4. You are able to test ground contact by putting one probe on an electrical terminal, while the other probe will probe the motor’s bare metal housing. It is unlikely that you will receive a result in this test.
5. You will need a replacement Electrolux drive motor in the event that the results from your tests are different from those described previously.
Drive Motor Pulley & Pump Pulley and Transmission:
On belt driven Electrolux washing machine, the motor pulley helps support the drive belt as well as in some instances, the belt for the pump. There are also pulleys that are attached to the transmission and the pump. These pulleys may accumulate the buildup of grease, rubber compound or dirt, which can result in a squealing or thumping sound when the motor is in operation. If your washing machine is producing this sound when it is spinning, draining or agitating it is recommended to check the pulleys for signs of damage or accumulation of dirt. Look over the pulleys in the Electrolux washer.
- Before you begin, disconnect your machine from the main power supply.
- Remove the cabinet and find the pulley that is in question. To examine the pulley precisely, take off the belt.
- Look for signs of wear and damage such as burns or wear. Be sure to look for traces of dirt, grease or other debris, and then wash everything you see off the pulley and the surrounding area.
- It is necessary to replace the Electrolux pulley in the event that you discover any damages.
On belt driven top load Electrolux washers the pump belt powers the pulley that is on the drain pump. The wear and tear of use may cause the pump belt to break or get frayed, resulting in a squealing or thumping noise during the drain or spin cycle. You might also smell the smell of burning rubber or an incomplete drain. How to tell the condition of yourElectrolux washer’s pump belt requires replacement:
- After unplugging the Electrolux appliance, open the washer’s cabinet in order to find the belt. It will be linked to the drive motor pulley one at the end.
- For a thorough examination of the belt take off the clamps that hold the belt in place. You are looking for signs of damage, wear fraying, burning, and so on.
- If you spot any of the above problems, you’ll require a Electrolux replacement belt for your pump.
Both front-load and top load Electrolux washing machines include tub bearings that permit the tub or wash basket to freely turn. Top load washers generally feature a bearing on the bottom or the entry point of the transmission, and another which is where the shaft joins the inner tub. Two bearings are utilized by front load washers from Electrolux to support the wash basket shaft. They are situated near the rear of the tub’s outer. They are protected from the wash water by a tub seal. The tub seal guards the bearings from the wash water. Overuse, long-term exposure to detergents that are harsh, and over-use conditions may result in the seal wearing. How to check the tub bearing of the Electrolux washing machine:
- Remove the power supply from the Electrolux washer.
- Locate the tub bearing by removing the Electrolux washer cabinet. You might need to remove the tub, wash basket, or transmission, depending on the type of washer you own.
- Check the tub bearing for any signs of cracking or wear, water damage, or other signs that the bearings are failing.
- You’ll need a new Electrolux tub bearing if you experience any of these symptoms. It is recommended to replace your tub seal at the same time in particular if your bearing shows signs of rust or water damage.
Agitator Directional Cogs & Dogs:
Agitator directional cogs, sometimes referred as agitator dogs, are typically employed to control the upper section of dual-action agitators. These cam shaped dogs are able to engage the cogs on the inner surface of the agitator when it turns in the one direction. They release when it reverses direction. This allows the top portion of the agitator “ratchet” to one direction, while the lower part will be agitating in both directions. The directional cogs are made of hard plastic and will wear over time with normal usage. They may slip if they are too smooth for them to grasp the cogs of the agitator. Also, you will notice that the top of the agitator doesn’t be able to move with ease or in any way. How to inspect the agitator’s cogs on the Electrolux washing machine:
1. Before you start, disconnect your washing machine from the mains power source.
2. Lift the lid of the lid of your Electrolux washing machine, if the machine is equipped with an automatic dispenser for fabric softeners take it off to get access to the cogs. If the model you have does not include a dispenser for fabric softening, remove the agitator cap for access to the cogs. Your model might require you to take off the base or top of the agitator so that you can access the cogs.
3. Examine the cogs for wear, damage, discoloration and worn cogs.
4. If you notice any of the above issues, you’ll need a set of Electrolux replacement directional cogs. Clutch Assembly :Top load Electrolux washers come with the clutch assembly which locks the transmission input shaft to a drive for the wash basket in spin cycles. Over time, the repeated friction of the clutch’s pads against the housing may result in the wear of the clutch down and generate a sound of scraping.
The clutch that you use on your Electrolux washing machine could cause it to stop spinning, or make it spin slower. This can leave your clothes damp after every cycle. Other indicators that the gearbox may be causing your problems are shavings or brake dust that are found under the Electrolux washing machine, a faint burning smell or loud noise during the spin cycle. How do you check the clutch in Electrolux washing machines:
- Unplug your appliance prior to beginning since you’ll be working with electrical components.
- Locate and remove your clutch assembly to inspect it closely. The clutch assembly is usually situated below the tub’s outer surface and connected to the drive assembly for the basket. To get access to the clutch, you’ll need to remove the drive motor, cabinet and transmission out of the way.
- Check the clutch assembly to find any indications of wear, damage or burning.
- If you come across any of these the above, you’ll need an Electrolux replacement clutch assembly.