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Offline colt56z

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LG washing washing very loud during spin cycle
« on: April 06, 2013, 01:29:15 AM »
I have a LG front load washer WM2050CW that is almost 3 years old and has been very loud during spin cycle. I'm being told that the bearing is probably bad. I didnt buy the extended warranty when I purchased it. repair shop is telling me that it would cost around $500 to fix, and is not worth repairing and I should buy a new and to get the extended warranty this time.

I dont feel any play on the tub and bearing in the back looks good.

It seems to me that LG should warranty this, I guess this is a common problem on all front load washers

what are my options here

Thanks
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Re: LG washing washing very loud during spin cycle
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 07:28:02 AM »
The bearing is on it's way out.  There is no warranty other than the stainless steel drum.  You can complain to LG customer service and see what they're willing to do.  They may give you an extended parts warranty but you would have to pay the labor. 

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Re: LG washing washing very loud during spin cycle
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 09:05:01 AM »
<<<I have a LG front load washer WM2050CW that is almost 3 years old>>>

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A bit "young" for failed bearings.

How many loads of laundry per week is the washer used?

Average for a family of four is---8 to 12 loads per week (minimum 416 loads per year).


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Re: LG washing washing very loud during spin cycle
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 09:25:30 AM »
I have seen LG bearings go out in 3 years or so. I informed the customer she had to be extremely under or overloading the machine and to correct the issue. Post a video of the noise if you are able, this will help us help you 8)

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Re: LG washing washing very loud during spin cycle
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 12:11:57 PM »
At least LG doesn't make you buy the whole tub like Whirlpool does.  Bearing part numbers are 4280FR4048L and 4280FR4048E, tub seal is 4036ER2004A.

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Re: LG washing washing very loud during spin cycle
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2013, 12:47:10 PM »
If it were my personal machine, i would press in bearings. For a customer, new tub only. I have done it once. Never again! ;D

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Re: LG washing washing very loud during spin cycle
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2013, 04:40:26 PM »
thanks for the info, the machine is used for about 4 to 5 loads a week, so it doesnt get a lot of use.
I've attached a sound file of the washing machine during the spin cycle.
I have thought about trying to fix it myself but it sounds like a big job.
well I guess it wont let me post the sound file on video.
when I figure out how to then I will post it

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Re: LG washing washing very loud during spin cycle
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2013, 03:07:18 PM »
well I cant figure out how to post the sound video on here. just been continuing to use the washer, however now im starting to get some grease on the whites probably from the failing bearing. so looks like I'm going to bite the bullet and get a new washer. this time I'll get the extended warranty. what is a good one to get? I would like to get a similar model to the LG WM2050CW.

any thought or suggestions?


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Re: LG washing washing very loud during spin cycle
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 03:38:42 PM »
An LG front load with a heater built in.  O0

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Re: LG washing washing very loud during spin cycle
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013, 04:54:13 PM »
well I cant figure out how to post the sound video on here.

For a video you would need to upload it to youtube and then come back here and post a link to it.
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