Is your Frigidaire washing machine making noise? If so, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will explain the causes of this issue and give you steps on how to fix them. So, without further ado, let’s begin…
Frigidaire Washing Machine Making Noise When Spinning — How To Fix
If your Frigidaire washing machine is making noise when spinning, here are the issues to check for…
1. Damaged Tub Bearing
If your washing machine makes a lot of noise when spinning, it could be as a result of a damaged tub bearing. To fix this issue, you’ll need to replace the bearing. Read this article to learn how to do this.
2. Faulty Motor
If you notice a lot of noise coming from your Frigidaire washing machine, the fault could be with the drive motor. If your washing machine’s drive motor makes a lot of noise when spinning, you’ll need to replace it. Click here to learn how to do this.
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3. Damaged Inner Tub Spider Support Arm
Do the following to replace the inner tub in your Frigidaire washing machine…
Step 1. Make sure to unplug your washing machine from its power source and turn off the water supply before attempting any repairs in order to avoid electrocution and water leakage.
Step 2. Unscrew the water inlet hoses from the ports at the back of your washing machine (ensure that you keep a rag nearby in case some water spills out).
Step 3. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the screws at the back of the washing machine holding the top panel. Slide the panel off the washing machine and set it aside.
Step 4. Take out all the screws holding the rear panel. Pull the rear panel off the washing machine and set it aside. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the two screws at the bottom of your washing machine’s lower front panel. Pull the panel off your washing machine and set it aside.
Step 5. Use a screwdriver to release the screw on the clamp holding the outlet hose to the tub. Pull the hose off then tub (ensure that you keep a rag nearby in case of water leakage).
Step 6. Open the door of your washing machine. Wedge a flat-blade screwdriver under the retaining band around the door seal and work your way around until the entire band comes off.
Step 7. Peel the door seal away from the door opening and push it into the drum. Release the clamp holding the door seal to the water inlet port. Disconnect the seal from the port.
Step 8. Rotate the drive pulley and pull the drive belt off. Cut the zip-tie holding the motor wires to the tub. Disconnect the electrical connector attached to the motor. Use a nut driver to take out the nuts holding the motor assembly to the washing machine.
Step 9. Push the motor backwards and lift it out of your washing machine. Disconnect the electrical connectors attached to the motor control board. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the screws holding the motor control board to the cabinet.
Step 10. Use a small screwdriver to release the spring clip holding the air dome hose to the tub. Use a socket wrench to take out the bolts holding the counter-weight to your washer’s tub. Pull the weight off the tub and set it aside.
Step 11. Use a pair of pliers to pull the pins holding the two shock absorbers to the tub. Detach the shock absorbers from the tub. You will find a small hose at the top of your washing machine; disconnect the hose from the housing.
Step 12. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the brackets covering the support springs. Carefully detach the springs from the support bracket and let the tub down. Detach the support springs from the tub and set them aside.
Step 13. Carefully pull the drum out of your washing machine and set it upside-down on a raised platform. Use a 9/16 inch socket wrench to take out the bolt holding the drive pulley to the tub. Pull the drive pulley off the tub and set it aside.
Step 14. Use a socket wrench to take out the two bolts holding the two halves of the drum together. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry the two halves of the drum apart. Set the top half of the drum aside.
Step 15. Is a rubber seal around the bottom half of the tub. If you detach the two halves of the tub for any reason at all, you’ll need to get a new seal to prevent water leaks.
Step 16. Place two supports on the floor on each side of the tub. Wedge the tub so that the metal part of the drum is suspended above the ground. Use a hammer to carefully knock out the shaft from the bearings at the back of the tub. If the shaft is hard to knock out, it is recommended that you apply some penetrating oil to it.
Step 17. Once you’ve knocked the shaft out, Lift the outer tub off the inner tub and set it aside. Use a Philips screwdriver to take out the three screws on each of the baffles inside your washing machine’s tub.
Step 18. Use a flat-blade screwdriver to release the tabs on the inner tub holding the baffles in place. Pull the baffles forward and take them out of the tub. Set the old inner tub aside.
Step 19. Take your new inner tub out of its packaging. Transfer the baffles from the old tub to the new one and snap them in place. Apply the three screws on each of the baffles to secure them.
Step 20. Turn the inner drum upside-down and apply some grease to the brass part of the shaft. Put the bottom half of the outer tub onto the shaft. Put the drive pulley back onto the tub and apply the bolt with your 9/16 inch socket wrench secure it.
Step 21. Turn the bottom half over. Put a new seal around the edge of the tub. Put the other half of the outer tub back on and apply all the bolts to secure it. Lift your drum assembly back inside the washing machine.
Step 22. Hook the suspension springs into the holes in the tub, then lift the tub and hook the other end of the springs into the cabinet. Put the cover brackets back over the springs and apply the screws to secure them.
Step 23. Connect the little hose at the top of your washing machine back to the soap dispenser. Put the shock absorbers in place under the tub. Secure them by pushing the retaining clips into place.
Step 24. Reconnect the air dome to the side of the tub. Put the motor control board back inside the cabinet and apply the screws with your screwdriver to secure it. Connect the electrical connectors back to the motor control board.
Step 25. Mount the drive motor underneath the tub and apply the bolts with a socket wrench to secure it. Connect the electrical connectors to the motor. Secure the motor wire connector to the bottom of the tub using a zip-tie.
Step 26. Loop the drive belt back around the drive pulley and the motor shaft (ensure that the grooves on the belt line up with the grooves on the motor shaft). Put the counter weight back in place at the top of the drum. Apply the bolts with a socket wrench to secure it.
Step 27. Connect the outlet hose back to the port at the bottom of the tub. To secure the connection, slide the retaining clamp in place.
Step 28. Connect the port on the door seal to the water inlet port in your washer. Twist the retaining clamp to secure. Fit the door boot seal around the door opening. Fit the outer retaining band around the door seal (you may need a flat-blade screwdriver to do this).
Step 29. Close the door of your washing machine. Put the lower front panel of your washing machine back on and apply the two screws at the bottom to secure. Put your washing machine’s rear panel back on and apply the screws with your Philips screwdriver to secure it.
Step 30. Put the top panel of your washing machine back on and apply the screws to secure it. Connect the water inlet hoses back to the outlet ports at the back of your washing machine (ensure that the connections are secure in order to prevent water leakage. Plug your washing machine back to its power source and turn on the water supply. Run a wash cycle to make sure everything is working as it should.