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GE Washer is Making Loud Noise


The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Washer is making loud noise are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Washer is making loud noise

Cause 1Tub Bearing

The tub bearing is mounted in the middle of the outer tub. The tub bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly. Replacing the tub bearing is a very involved repair and will require disassembling most of the washer. If the tub bearing is defective, we recommend replacing both the outer tub and bearing as an assembly if the manufacturer offers the components together.

Tub Bearing for your GEWashing Machine
Tub Bearing - Part # 279136 Mfg Part # WH2X1198

Washing machine main tub bearing. Located at bottom of outer tub. The tub bearing helps to keep the inner tub spinning smoothly.

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Cause 2Pulley

The drive pulley might be worn out, cracked, loose or bent. Remove the drive pulley and inspect it carefully. If the drive pulley is damaged or defective, replace it.

Pulley for your GEWashing Machine
Pulley - Part # 281185 Mfg Part # WH7X126

Transmission drive pulley

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Cause 3Drive Belt

The drive belt might be defective. Over time, the drive belt dries out and starts to crack. Eventually, a piece of the belt can break off, causing the belt to make a loud noise whenever the motor is running. To determine if the drive belt is broken, inspect the drive belt. If the drive belt is broken or damaged, replace it.

Drive Belt for your GEWashing Machine
Drive Belt - Part # 3481 Mfg Part # WH1X2026

Washing machine drive belt - Lengh is 29 1/2 Inches.

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Cause 4Transmission

The washer transmission might be worn out or defective. Transmissions have gears in them that can fail causing the washer to to be noisy during operation. However, this is almost never the case. Before replacing the transmission, first check all of the other more commonly defective parts.

Transmission for your GEWashing Machine
Transmission - Part # 279566 Mfg Part # WH38X10002

Transmission and brake assembly, includes new tub seal

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Cause 5Drain Pump

If the washer is making a loud noise while draining, the drain pump might be clogged or defective. Sometimes, small objects or articles of clothing can get caught in the drain pump. To determine if anything is blocking the drain pump, remove the drain pump and check the pump for obstructions. If the drain pump is clear of obstructions, but is still noisy during the drain cycle, replace the drain pump.

Drain Pump for your GEWashing Machine
Drain Pump - Part # 3015301 Mfg Part # WH23X10030

Washing machine drain pump assembly. The drain pump pushes water through the drain hose during the drain cycle. If the drain pump is clogged, damaged, or defective, the washer won't drain properly.

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Cause 6Drive Motor

The drive motor bearings might be worn out. Washer motors are normally very quiet during operation. To determine if the washer motor is defective, remove the drive belt from the washer and then run the motor. If the motor is still loud, this indicates that the drive motor is defective and needs to be replaced.

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Cause 7Water Inlet Valve

If the washer is noisy or loud, particularly when the washer is filling, the water inlet valve may be at fault. Over time, mineral deposits can build up inside the valve and cause a restriction. If the water inlet valve is restricted, it will make noise during the fill cycle. If the water inlet valve is defective, replace it. Do not attempt to repair the water inlet valve—taking apart the valve makes it susceptible to failure.

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Water Inlet Valve for your GEWashing Machine
Water Inlet Valve - Part # 1159233 Mfg Part # WH13X10024

Washer water inlet valve. If the washer does not fill or fills slowly then the water inlet valve may be defective. We do not recommend taking apart water valves to clean them as the risk of failure and water leaking is increased

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