Question about Whirlpool AWM5145/2 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Whirlpool AWM 5145 washer the drum bearing has failed (rattling when turned by hand, screams in spin + smells) Its a DIY fix to change the bearings, and how much do they cost? Many thanks

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    New Friend:

    An expert that has 1 follower.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 41 Answers

It's not a DIY fix mate you'll need a new rear tub half which are around £110

Posted on Jun 12, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya

6ya staff

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Makes noise in spin cycle and now it started smoking. Tub seems to spin more easy but i don't hear anything like a bearing.


LG WM2688H Front Load Washer Smoking power ... - Fixya

www.fixya.com > ... > LG > WM > LG WM2688H Front Load Washer
LG WM2688H Front Load Washer, smoking power related issues. ... is it worth trying to fix drum loud and rattles when on spin cycle, then smoke started pouring out of ...hi working till smoke came out the back and now no power - Unplug it. ... washer makenoise doing spin cycle smell smoke make the power cord warm to ...

LG 4280FR4048L Bearing - AppliancePartsPros.com

www.appliancepartspros.com > ... > Washer > Kenmore Washer Parts

Rating: 5 - ‎189 reviews - ‎$32.19
Burnt rubber smell at end of cycle from 11 yr old lg wm2277hw front load washer i hand spun inner drum it was ... Appliance: LG Washer WM2277HW ... Our LG "Tromm"washer (a.k.a. "Trommy Baby") started making a horrible ... The bearings were worn and made very loud noise in the spin cycle John A. • Punta Gorda, FL.

LG WM2455HW washing machine problem - YouTube

? 10:29
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__abhTwmi1I
Sep 15, 2010 - Uploaded by djmcarter
I also have an LG refrigerator, which makes a loud sound (it's the.... I am watching your video while mopping up water underneath the exact same machine right now. ... How to Fix an LG Front load washer machine that wont spin - Duration: 5:32. ...

Jan 19, 2016 | LG WM2277H Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Bearings for a AWM 5145


Manually turn the motor and drum and listen for the noise, if so the motor bearings, the drum agitator shaft and fittings must be checked. Also the suspensions which include the shock absorbers and springs, the body clamps must be checked to be in correct alignment and not changed in position. Tightening of the mounting is also very important. Finally in most cases a drop of OIL or smear of grease on the moving parts cane solve most issues.

Check this link :

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1210/wobbly-washing-machine-or-tumble-dryer.html
For replacement of bearings check for tips on this visual link: http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/washing-machines/a/7/1401/how-to-replace-the-bearings-on-a-washing-mach.html

Sep 04, 2012 | Whirlpool Washing Machines

1 Answer

I have whirlpool LHW0050PQ4 washer, after connect prower, start light is flash and hear click but no water in and is not working


Hello.

It can be tempting to ignore washing machine noises, especially if the machine is still working. But washing machine noise is not only annoying, it can also be a sign of serious damage. When armed with a few tips, you can determine what problem may be causing your washing machine to rattle, and what you can do to stop it.

1 Check for drum bearing failure if your washing machine is noisy on the spin cycle. Drum bearing failure is common when the bearing seals start allowing water to enter. You can take the belt off and spin the drum by hand, and if the drum rumbles, replace the bearings.

2 Turn the drum by hand and listen for loud noises. If the drum itself is split or the 'spider' is corroded, broken or has come apart from the back of the drum it will create a loud noise on every turn of the drum. (When the bearings have gone bad, the noise is constant the entire time the drum is spinning.)

3 Look for obvious dents and creases in the drum or look for coins or small objects stuck inside the tub underneath the drum when a horrendous noise is made while clothes are in the tub.

4 Clear the water pump from obstructions like coins or small objects when a noise occurs while the washing machine is emptying water.

5 Remove the sump hose and look for bra wires if you hear a light scraping noise when the drum is turned by hand. You can also check to make sure a wire isn't poking out of one of the holes in the drum. In this case, you can pull the wire out easily with pliers.

6 Take the belt off and run the motor alone if you hear a high pitched squealing noise to check for motor bearing damage or wear. If you still hear the noise without the belt, it's the motor bearing.

Thanks.

Nov 08, 2011 | Whirlpool Duet GHW9150P Front Load Washer

1 Answer

I have a Zanussi ZWX1506W washing machine and have a problem used it yesterday and after about 10mins i could smell a burning smell so turned it off and unloaded it/ drained it etc left it go an hour or so...


There is a tiny possibility that the motor has seized. To test this possibility, remove the top of the machine and take the drive belt off. If the drum now spins easily but you can't turn the motor spindle by hand then the motor has siezed, if the drum is still stiff but you can turn the spindle of the motor by hand then the drum is siezed. A replacenemt motor will probably set you back around £100 ($170) this may make the machine a write off. Worst still, and I'm sorry to say, far more likely is that the main bearings in the drum have broken down and siezed. The smell is from the motor buring out as it tries, and fails to turn the siezed drum (or siezed motor bearings).

Under normal circumstances, to test your bearings, open the door of the machine and by putting a little lifting pressure on the top of the inner drum, attempt to rock the stainless steel inner drum up and down.

The outer drum is mounted on springs and shock absorbers, so it will rock about (and it should do this) but the inner drum should not move up and down in relation to the outer drum. There should be ABSOLUTELY NO PLAY between the 2 drums, even the tiniest amount will mean the bearings have failed. Having said this, if your bearings have siezed, there may be no play in the drum because they are jammed solid.


If the bearings have siezed, then other symptoms that have been leading up to the failure will typically include:

A clonking noise as you lift and release the inner drum (this is the inner drum rattling on its bearings and/or hitting the outer drum), but as I say, with siezed bearings, this may not be the case.

You will have become aware of the spin cycle becoming far noisier recently and possibly even a grinding crunching noise when the machine spins.

When you turn the stiff drum by hand, it may not only be stiff, but you may be aware of a grinding crunching noise that you can also feel transmitting through the drum as you turn it at the same time (the broken bearing catching up on smashed bits as you turn the drum)


A leak from under the machine, which you will probably be able to trace to the back of the machine, coming from the centre of the drum. This is a result of the failing bearing allowing water to escape through the seal at the rear.

If it is the main bearing (and I can't imagine any other cause other than the motor its self seizing) then this is NOT a job for the uninitiated DIY enthusiast as it will mean stripping the machine and removing the drum from the chassis, splitting it, removing pressed in bearings and then sourcing and re-fitting new bearings.

To be frank, the cost of a bearing set (if they are replaceable, and most are) will be about £20 ($30) or so. But it's a long and horrible job if you haven't done it before. I know professionals who claim they can do a bearing change in under an hour, I've done a few and it takes me about 2 hours by the time I

Aug 30, 2011 | Zanussi Washing Machines

1 Answer

When on spin,the drum is rattling and making a lot of noise


More than likely the main drum bearings have failed.
From the front of the washer, spin the drum by hand, and if it feels rough, or is rumbling or grating, then the bearings have failed.

Dec 03, 2010 | Hotpoint WMA58 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

The drum is very noisy when it turns and spins? There is no rattle but it sounds very raspy.


Sounds like the main drum bearings have failed.
Remove rear panel, and remove the drive belt.
From the front open the door ,and spin the drum by hand,
If it feels rough, or is rumbling at all, then the main drum bearings have failed.
If no obvious noise, then it could be the motor bearings that are noisy.
Hope this helps.

Dec 09, 2009 | Bosch Washing Machines

1 Answer

My Hotpoint BWD129 washer/dryer has got noisier and noisier during the spin cycles. It is now so loud it is unbearable to be in the same room as it and it rattles anything off the worktop nearby. Any...


This is most likely the drum bearings failing.

Drum bearings normally last a long time (10 years or more isnt unusual), but quite often drum bearing failure is caused by a faulty drum shaft seal allowing a small amount of water through and in to the bearings. The bearings then start to rust and this accelertes how quickly they deteriorate.

Replacing a drum bearing requires well above average DIY skills, so unless you feel you can do it, can get hold of a tech manual, and can find a supplier for the bearings, it's time to get a quote from an engineer.

Nov 13, 2009 | Washing Machines

1 Answer

Whirlpool washer AWM 5145/5 water wont drain/stops on B


I had same problem twice, the first time there was a sock in the filter at the front adjoining the pump, the second time a sock had got in the pipe under the drum which is more awkward to get to but is possible if you have the tools to remove the back plate and are ok at diy, there is a spring tension clip on the pipe which comes off quite easily with a pair of pliers.

Jan 14, 2009 | Whirlpool AWM5145/2 Front Load Washer

1 Answer

Beko wm1510w bearing?


Hi there.....this rattle can usually be associated with failed or failing bearings.......simple test to follow....with machine switched off and door open...put your hand in and try lifting the inner wash drum...there should be NO MOVEMENT...movement indicates failing or failed drum bearings

regards Sir Galahad

Nov 09, 2008 | Frigidaire Affinity ATF6000ES 3.5 Cu. Ft....

1 Answer

Noisy


Hi,

This will be either the motor bearings or the main drum bearing.

To find out, you need to take the back off, remove the belt, and spin the drum and motor by hand, and see which one squeeks.

My bet is the drum bearing. Good if it is as it's cheaper than a motor.

Look online for replacement parts HERE

You need to check if it is the right part for your machine, and may be cheaper elswhere.

It is a job for a competent DIY'er or technician. If you are unsure, employ the services of a domestic repair technician.

Thank you for using Fixya!

Jul 04, 2008 | Whirlpool AWM6100 Front Load Washer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Whirlpool AWM5145/2 Front Load Washer Logo

Related Topics:

311 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Whirlpool Washing Machines Experts

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85216 Answers

Gerry Harvey
Gerry Harvey

Level 3 Expert

1481 Answers

jimorris77

Level 3 Expert

411 Answers

Are you a Whirlpool Washing Machine Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...