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LG TROMM WM2277HW - Getting LOUDER


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#1 JoeIsuzu

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:57 PM

This washer has gotten progressively louder during spin cycles over the last few months. Not only is it annoying, but I'm concerned about what's causing it. Is this typical with age, or is it an indication of trouble?

Thanks.
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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:13 PM

using only HE detergent ?
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 08:04 AM

using only HE detergent ?

Always! And never any fabric softener.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:04 PM

Anybody?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:38 PM

This may be a drum bearing doing its swan song. Make a video, upload to youtube and post the link here so we can have a listen.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

10-4, thanks.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

Need input, folks.  This washer seems to have a noisy drum bearing, and now it has a slight leak--probably a valve, I guess.

  • Should I replace or repair?
  • If I replace, should I go old-style top load, or buy another front load?  There's a local shop that has an old Whirlpool-style top-load with a "delicate" cycle for $339.
  • If front load, the products have probably improved since I got mine.  What's recommended?

Thanks.

Jack


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:07 PM

You might want to glance at Craigslist, too. It's raining washers and dryers out there. But a bargain is no bargain if not delivered and set up and warrantied for at least six months.

 

Speaking for myself I'd never buy a front loader.


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

I think we've ruled out used machines, since the old-style ones are really hard to find with a "delicate" cycle, and we've found a new one for $339.  And I would not be interested in a used front loader.  My wife was "soured" by the foul odor from the door seal, and she is asking about HE top loaders.  But I'm told the new front loaders have solved the problem with water trapped in the door seal.

 

Still looking for input, especially from pro repair-persons.

 

Thanks.
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

... old Whirlpool-style top-load with a "delicate" cycle for $339.

new ?

model number ?


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

new ?

model number ?

Yes, it's new.  I don't have the model number, but it's pretty standard, other than the "delicate" cycle.  I think it's smaller capacity than our last top load, but we're down to one kid at home now so that's not a big deal.  I'll check the brand and model tomorrow when the store is open again.

 

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

... but it's pretty standard, other than the "delicate" cycle.

may look standard ...


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Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

Do NOT buy a top loader without an agitator, the manufacturers still have many "design flaws" to get out of them. 

 

The top load washer you are speaking of does have an agitator, does it not?  If it DOES have an agitator, it should be a sound investment.


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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

new ?

model number ?

Amana NTW4650...

Not a high efficiency machine, but looks like a traditional, old-style top load.

 

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

Amana NTW4650...

... but looks like a traditional, old-style top load

If it's a

NTW46xxVQ

OR

NTW46xxXQ

then maybe it's a classic Whirlpool Direct Drive

 

BUT if it's a NTW4650YQ

then it's the "newer" Transmission :woot:

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

Wow, no "disposable" motor coupling.  Wonder if that's an improvement, or a setback.

 

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

# 5 disposable Transmission


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

# 5 disposable Transmission

I guess that's the same as a disposable washing machine.

 

I'd rather replace motor couplings occasionally.

 

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:32 PM

... a classic Whirlpool Direct Drive

no longer made ..

dwindling inventory seems to have vanished

2 years ago, NEW as low as $ 249 on sale

http://appliantology...d-washer-dryer/


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

no longer made ..

dwindling inventory seems to have vanished

2 years ago, NEW as low as $ 249 on sale

http://appliantology...d-washer-dryer/

True, but that one didn't have a "delicate" cycle.  That's a requirement, per the wife.  I guess I'll check the local store and see if the $339 Amana is old stock direct drive.

 

No votes for repairing the front load machine?  Didn't really want to, anyway!

 

Jack






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