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Indesit washing machine rattles while spinning

the washing machine is noisyVibration and noise during spin always accompany any front-loading automatic washing machine. Indeed, it is during the spin cycle that the machine’s drum rotates at maximum speed, which means that the body of the device at this moment is subjected to a strong centrifugal force, which it has to deal with along the way.

If the washing machine, for example, is not installed correctly or there is a breakdown, the device will vibrate more, which means that the noise will be many times stronger. It is about the causes of the noise of the Indesit washing machine during the spin cycle and the problems that cause this noise, we will talk in this article.

Or maybe there is no reason for concern?

Doubtful citizens often turn to service centers, vying to tell the masters how their washing machines are monstrously noisy, they say, they cannot work so unbearably loudly, probably, there is a breakdown. The master arrives at the place, makes a test run of the washing machine, makes sure that everything is working fine, there are no breakages, and the noise is within acceptable limits, he takes money for the call and leaves.

noise level

In this case, it is necessary to understand that the threshold of sensitivity to noise is individual for everyone, someone negatively reacts to noise more than 70 dB, and someone normally tolerates noise above 130 dB. Before you run to the service center, make sure that your model of Indesit washing machine, indeed, for some reason, is working louder than usual. To do this in our age is not difficult. Proceed as follows:

  • take the instructions that came with your Indesit washing machine;
  • find in the instructions the noise level in dB that the washer should emit during spinning;

The manufacturer must provide information about the maximum noise that the washing machine makes, but if you do not have the instructions, you can see the noise level of your washing machine model on the Internet.

  • download and install any free sound level meter utility for your smartphone (for example, we used the Sound Meter utility);
  • configure the utility according to the instructions that came with it, and measure the noise from the Indesit washing machine during the spin cycle.

Then proceed depending on the measurement results. If the dB value provided by the utility (+ - 5-7 dB) roughly corresponds to the indicator specified in the instructions, then this noise is normal for this model, and you can’t do anything about it, unless you change the washing machine. If the indicators vary greatly and there is an excess of noise from the declared by 15, 20, or even 40 dB, you need to look for the reason - this is definitely not normal.

Even if the noise level during the spin cycle is much higher than that declared by the manufacturer, do not rush to contact the master or climb into the body of the washing machine. Watch how the machine behaves when the rotation speed of the drum reaches its maximum and, of course, pay attention to how much laundry you put in the drum, and how you do it. It may very well be that the cause of the problems is not in the car, but in a banal user error or incorrect installation. I would like to talk about installation a little more.

Installation defects

In order for the washing machine to work well and not make too much noise, it is necessary to carefully consider the problems of its installation. Many users neglect the installation rules, considering it impractical to spend time studying them. As a result, our masters, going to the apartment of their clients, grab their heads when they see washing machines installed at an angle of 10 degrees, or even worse see washers in which the owners forgot to remove the transport bolts and use them as if nothing it happened.

Remember! Violations of the installation rules of the Indesit washing machine entail the voiding of the manufacturer's warranty for repair. And the fact that after such an installation the car will soon have to be repaired, we have no doubt.

remove shipping boltsBefore you put an Indesit brand automatic washing machine somewhere, you need to make sure that there is as strong a base as possible under it. The ideal option is a concrete floor, but if there is no way to make a concrete pedestal, strengthen at least the wooden floor so that it does not stagger and bend, even when you start to jump on it. If the floor can withstand a jumping adult man, it means that he can withstand a working washing machine.

Having strengthened the floor, you can start installation, but do not part with the construction level. If the Indesit washing machine or any other is installed with the slightest deviation, this will affect its operation. Do not forget to remove the transport bolts that are screwed into the special holes located on the back of the washing machine.

The washing machine is even placed on the old plank floor, the main thing is to properly strengthen it beforehand and everything will be fine.

installation of a washing machine by level

If you are installing the washing machine under the countertop, in the sink or some other furniture, do not forget that there should be a gap of 1 cm between the walls of the piece of furniture and 2 cm between the sides of the furniture. It is advisable that the washing machine does not come into contact with it at all furniture, so that vibration is not transmitted to it and does not have a detrimental effect.

These are just some recommendations regarding the proper installation of the washing machine, if you need more details, read the publication Installation and connection of the washing machine. You will find a lot of useful information from this article.

Foreign object or factory defect

If the Indesit washing machine is very noisy from the time of purchase, you need to listen very carefully to the nature of the sound. If the noise is measured, it simply exceeds the level declared by the manufacturer, this is not so bad, although even in this case you can demand warranty repair or replacement of equipment with a similar one. But if the noise is uneven, a metallic clang is heard through the rumble and crash, you must immediately stop the wash, drain the water and call the master to the house. It is impossible to wash under such conditions.

Do not try to climb into the body of the new Indesit washing machine, which is under warranty. Provide the opportunity to find out the causes of noise during the spin of the master service center. Most likely, this is a factory defect, perhaps defective bearings or some other moving parts have been installed on your machine. In any case, a specialist who is obliged to do this will understand.

It may happen that your old Indesit washing machine worked, worked fine, and then suddenly started clanging and making a lot of noise during the spin cycle. In this case, you are not necessarily dealing with a malfunction; it is quite possible that a rather large foreign object simply fell into the tank. It is not always possible to determine this by sound, not being an experienced master, but there are some characteristic signs indicating this. Let's point them out.foreign objects get into the washing machine

  1. Along with noise and clanging, one can distinguish the characteristic wedging of the drum during the spin cycle.
  2. A foreign object while the machine is operating at high speeds will hang in the tank, if you listen, it can be distinguished.
  3. You can shine a flashlight in the small holes that are in the drum and try to see what is at the bottom of the tank. You can also push the edge of the cuff and look with a flashlight into the gap between the tank and the drum.

It is very difficult to see something through a slit or perforated walls of the drum, but you can try, sometimes it works.

Imagine that you saw, heard, or simply remembered what a foreign object might have disappeared into the bowels of the tank of a washing machine. What to do in this case?

  • Remove the back wall of the "home assistant".
  • Remove the drive belt.
  • We photograph on a smartphone the location of the wires on the heating element, which is located at the bottom of the tank.
  • Remove the wires, unscrew the nut located between the contacts of the heater, pull out the heater.
  • Put your hand into the hole that was formed after removing the PETN, and we scoop out all the dirt along with a foreign object from the bottom of the tank.
  • We put the heater and other parts in place, assemble and install the washing machine.

Possible breakdowns

In the Indesit washing machine, when spinning, the drum rattles and the body vibrates, perhaps this is a serious malfunction. Most often, extraneous noise in an Indesit washing machine occurs during spin cycle during bearing failure. A rather unpleasant situation, which smacks of expensive repairs, although, of course, you can replace this part yourself. It’s not easy, but if you read our publication How to change the bearing in an Indesit washing machine, you can quite do it.

the bearing broke in the car

Noise can also be caused by a deformed pulley or cross, although with such damage a strong, unpleasant sound will be discernible during washing. In general, by the sound in such a situation, it is very difficult to determine anything, you need to open the case and look in fact, and it is better if a professional does it.

In conclusion, we note that the Indesit brand washing machine can rattle strongly and make other strong, unnatural sounds for various reasons. It can be a banal overload, an unbalanced drum or a serious breakdown, in any case it’s better to figure it out right away without putting the matter back in a hurry and then, perhaps, your “home assistant” will work for a long time to come. Good luck


1 reader comment

  1. Gravatar Dan Dan:

    Thank you, the trip covered the bearing.

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