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    Default LG front load washer making a scraping sound

    So, my LG Front loader (WM2016CW) makes a scraping sound when you manually turn the drum. This is new this week. You can just barely hear it when the machine runs.

    It sounds like a coin is caught against the drum, but when I took it apart and took the rotor off, no more scraping. I can't see anything that's obviously causing the noise, and it doesn't really sound like the crunchy noises bearings usually make.

    My thoughts are if this is something I should worry about, as the parts are about $200 for rotor & stator, or can I ignore it for a while?

    Washer functions fine, and I wouldn't notice it except I spin the tub by hand to be sure that I get everythign out.

    Thanks!

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    Hi,

    You took off K360 and the noise stopped?

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    Odd!!

    LG front load washer making a scraping sound-rotor-assembly-4413er1002f-01243590-jpg LINK> Rotor assembly

    LG front load washer making a scraping sound-stator-assembly-4417ea1002f-01243474-jpg LINK> Motor stator with rotor position sensor

    Are all the bolts tight?

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    Yes, that's the part I took off and caused the noise to go away.

    I put it all back together, also noticed a suspension shock on the bottom had come apart, so I put that back together and caught up on the last few days laundy (Me, wife, 15yr old & 2 yr old, plus pets, so a lot).

    The noise is now dimished. Unless someone thinks strongly otherwise, I'm inclined to ignore it mostly, just keep an ear open if it gets worse and replace the motor parts if/when.

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    The noise is now dimished. Unless someone thinks strongly otherwise, I'm inclined to ignore it mostly, just keep an ear open if it gets worse and replace the motor parts if/when.
    For now, might as well.
    I would just make sure the bolts are tight and then see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff1 View Post
    For now, might as well.
    I would just make sure the bolts are tight and then see what happens.

    jeff.
    And the noise is gone this morning. Maybe it was that shock being knocked out of place was the cause?

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    With any luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tymanthius View Post
    So, my LG Front loader (WM2016CW) makes a scraping sound when you manually turn the drum. This is new this week. You can just barely hear it when the machine runs.

    It sounds like a coin is caught against the drum, but when I took it apart and took the rotor off, no more scraping. I can't see anything that's obviously causing the noise, and it doesn't really sound like the crunchy noises bearings usually make.

    My thoughts are if this is something I should worry about, as the parts are about $200 for rotor & stator, or can I ignore it for a while?

    Washer functions fine, and I wouldn't notice it except I spin the tub by hand to be sure that I get everythign out.

    Thanks!
    Reviving this b/c the noise came back, worse than ever. So I took the thing apart, split the outter drum, and found one of my wife's bra's underwires. The perils of well endowed women . . .

    Anywho, I also noticed some rust in a ring around the driveshaft on the inner drum. Should I worry about this? Or could I sand it, spray it w/ rust converter (no idea if that's weather proof) and ignore for many more years?

    Thanks guys!

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    If still apart, might as well clean it up and spray it....an rust converter is suppose to be water proof.

    The under wire is a common trouble maker...
    http://www.applianceaid.com/noise-from-bra-wires.php

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