Washer is making a grinding sound when running agitating

Appliance Repair QuestionsCategory: Washing MachinesWasher is making a grinding sound when running agitating
Anonymous asked 10 years ago
Hi Appliance Repair Questions, My top load washer is making a super loud grinding sound when running and or agitating. It is ok when it's on any other wash cycle besides agitating mode. When spinning or final rinse it is ok and not making any noise. I am not sure what could be wrong. Is it something that could be stuck somewhere? Maybe something was in a pocket of jeans and fell out? Now it is stuck in my washer and causing this noise? It is a GE washer, about 3 years old.

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Appliance Repair Staff answered 10 years ago
The cause of the noise is most likely from a bad agitator coupling. Grab the bottom of the agitator and pull straight up. Then remove the bolt on the coupler and pull it off. Inspect the spline of the coupler and see if it is worn. Most likely it will be worn out and this will be the cause of your noisy washer. Make sure to replace it with a genuine GE part so it fits properly. Once replaced, slide the agitator back and test the washer.

agitator couplingPicture of Agitator Coupling for top load washing machine


Anonymous answered 9 years ago
my washer has no agitator it a whirlpool cabrio h2low but doesnt have the little display thing that tells you whats wrong but its meking a loud grinding sound but is still working i thought maybe bearrings need to be greased  
stecklerdennis replied 9 years ago

did you figure out your problem? I have the same problem.

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