Washing machine drum squeaks when washing and spinning

Washing machine drum squeaks when washing and spinning

Has your washing machine started squeaking? A sound that is heard as a squeak or something similar to a whistle may appear without any clear reason. That is, the machine worked and worked. All was good. And suddenly it creaked. That happens. There are also other reasons. For example, it may begin to make such sounds after the bearings have been changed. Or if the machine has worked for many years.

Such problems can occur both in all washing modes and in individual parts of the cycle. For example, during spinning, rinsing, main wash.

What could be causing the squeaking?

Let's look at all the reasons:

  • Firstly, it may appear if the tank comes into contact with the side parts of the machine body. Such contact during washing can cause such sounds.
  • Secondly, small items may get caught under the drum during the washing process. In this case, the creaking occurs from the friction of the item against the tank and drum of the machine.
  • Thirdly, there are cases when wool, hairs and other particles of the washable material remain on the cuff of the hatch.
  • Fourthly, there is a possibility that the drive belt has become loose. And the sound you hear may be caused by this belt slipping.
  • Fifthly, the shaft fastening could weaken.
  • Sixth, this sound can occur at the fixation points of the springs that hold the tank.
  • And finally, seventhly, these unpleasant sounds can be created by the rubbing butt parts of the machine body.

Washing machine repair

Before starting any repairs, you must unplug the equipment from the outlet. So that we don't get electrocuted in the process. It is also necessary to stop the water supply by turning off the tap.

Retaining springs

Springs that fix the position of the tank can also cause a similar problem. Or rather, the creaking itself will create traction. They may rub against the mounting sockets during washing. How do you know if this is the main cause of the unpleasant sound? In order to check this option, you need to remove the upper part of the washing machine body. And during operation (just when it creaks), press on the seat. If the creaking disappears while pressing, then we have identified a malfunction. In order to remove it, it is necessary to lubricate the contact points between the spring rods and the mounting sockets.

Stretched belt

When using the machine for a long time, the drive belt may stretch or wear out. With such a malfunction, the belt can spin, creating such an unpleasant sound in the process. In order to correct the situation, it is necessary to change the belt tension. That is, increase it. Or replace the worn belt with a new one. Below you can watch a video on replacing the belt:

Things got caught between the tank and the drum

As already mentioned above, small items can get caught under the drum of the washing machine when washing. Such things, being pressed between the tub and the drum, can make unpleasant sounds during washing. In order to remove foreign objects from this place, it is necessary to remove the heating element. He's TEN. And through the hole where this element was previously located, we take out and remove the thing.


If the machine is used for a long time, the drum shaft may become loose. As a result, backlash occurs. And the shaft begins to creak when it comes into contact with the internal parts. In this case, we can easily fix the damage by tightening the fixing elements.

Contact of the washing machine tank with the walls

If during operation of your machine the tank comes into contact with the walls of the housing, this can also cause squeaking. In order to make sure that this is the problem, you need to check the fixation of the tank, springs and shock absorbers. If you notice any malfunction, fix it.

Cleaning the cuff

In some cases, small particles of laundry may fall onto the cuff of the washing machine door and remain there. Therefore, it is necessary to regularly check the cleanliness of the cuff and remove any such deposits. When cleaning, pay attention to the gaps. If the cuff is contaminated in this way, noise may occur from the contact of the debris and the rotating drum.


The washing machine body consists of several parts. They are usually connected using screws or other fastening elements. With prolonged use or poor-quality connections, friction may occur between individual parts of the housing. And friction, in turn, can cause squeaking. As you may have guessed, in order to solve this problem you just need to fix the parts of the body more tightly. That is, tighten the screws. In some cases, fasteners will also need to be replaced.