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How to Fix a Washing Machine That Shakes and Bangs When Spinning

How to Fix a Washing Machine That Shakes and Bangs When Spinning

If you have noticed that your washing machine makes a lot of noise banging and shaking when it is spinning, you have likely wondered how serious this issue is. The answer is that it depends on the specifics of when and how it is spinning. Keep reading for tips on how to fix this issue yourself or call American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934 for washing machine repair and maintenance.

There Are Many Reasons a Washing Machine May Shake and Bang While It is Spinning

The issue could be as simple wobbly feet or it could be a complex drum imbalance. If it is a drum imbalance, you or your local appliance repair company would need to open up the housing and repair the issue. If it is an issue with the feet, you can likely fix it yourself.

This is true even if you are not particularly handy. Why? Because the feet of most washers are easy to adjust. Many floors are not level – especially in areas in which washing machines end up getting installed – and this can lead to issues. If you can move your washer by pushing on one of its corners, then the issue is likely with the feet of your washer.

Test Whether Your Washer is Level and Balance It if Necessary

Grab your bubble level and put it on top of your washing machine on a surface that should be flat. If you see the bubble anywhere but in the center, twist the feet on your washer until your level’s bubble is centered. Do this for all four sides on top of your washer until they are all level. If you are still dealing with shaking and banging after you have done this, then the fact that your washer’s feet weren’t level was just a tiny part of a bigger problem.

Other Issues That May Require Help from the Pros

On the other hand, you may need the professionals to come out and help. If balancing doesn’t help then it may be an issue with the wiring, the drum, or internal water lines. It may be that your washing machine is older and the fix will be more than it is worth and we recommend installation. No matter what the fix is, you can count on us to help.

If you are ready to get help today from your local appliance company, call American Appliance Repair at 800-640-9934. We are happy to assess your needs and find the best way forward. You will appreciate the excellent service available from a local appliance repair company.

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