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LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:37:37 AM »

We have a Tromm Front Load washer WM2277HW that is making a loud tapping noise during the spin cycle.  When I turn the drum by hand it is quite and turns easily.  It will run through its cycles and works and drains fine, no leaks or noises.  After its been spinning for a min or so I will hear the noise.  It will go away as the machine slows down to stop.  No error codes show up.  The noise is loud enough to be heard from upstairs.  The washing machine sits on concrete in the downstairs laundry room.  It is not a humm noise more of a Bang Bang Bang when the machine gets up to speed.

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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 08:47:30 AM »
Hi,

Does it sound like the tub hitting the inside of the cabinet?

I would take a look at the shock absorbers to make sure they are still attached to the tub and base of the washer ok.
Would also check to see if maybe a wire harness or hose is slapping against something once the washer gets up to speed.

Is the washer level with all the legs touching the floor and locked in place with their locking nuts?

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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 10:24:38 AM »
Good morning,

I took the back of the machine and checked.  It does not look like anything is hitting outside and the machine is level.  Also the springs on top and the shock absorbers seem to be ok.  The outside drum will move freely and the inside drum will turn freely.  It sounds like the sound is from inside the drum towards the back.  I took the back of the motor off to see if I could see anything that might be hitting.  With no luck.  Spinning the drum by hand, I could not hear anything.

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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 10:26:32 AM »
Could be the rear drum bearings failing. About how old is the washer?

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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 10:49:32 AM »
It is around 2 years old.  If it is the rear drum, how ugly is it to fix?

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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 11:01:13 AM »
You would need to remove the inner tub and basket in order to replace the bearings.

LG Washer WM2277HW Diagrams

Bearing Part # 4280FR4048L

Bearing Part # 4280FR4048E

Seal Part # 4036ER2004A

and possibly the Spider Part # 4434ER0002A


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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2013, 11:07:28 AM »
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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2013, 11:14:02 AM »
<<<It is around 2 years old.>>>

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The first digit of the SERIAL NUMBER indicates the year built.

For a WM2277 washer----usually around 2004 thru 2007.

Open the door of the washer---grasp the stainless steel tub at the 6 o'clock position and pull/push the tub---if movement/noise (clunk sound) can be heard---the tub support is cracked.

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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 07:41:38 AM »
What did you end up doing with this washer?
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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 07:11:19 PM »
If you don't find any visible signs of knocking, try this.  Let the machine spin up to speed and then start pressing on the door to see if that will stop the noise.  Try pressing on the side panels and corners if that will reduce the noise and let us know what you find.
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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2014, 08:19:21 PM »
What was the outcome of this problem???? I am now at the same point with my washer. Had a leak and replaced the valve and now when the cycle reaches its fastest part of spin we get a loud banging sound which goes away after it slows down

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Re: LG TROMM WM2277HW LOUD TAPPING DURING SPIN CYCLE
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2014, 08:55:33 PM »
doug, if this happened DIRECTLY after you replaced a water valve, check to verify no hoses are sagging. When the unit spins, the will move up and down and my be slapping them