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How to fix a noisy washing machine

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One of the most frustrating things a homeowner can experience is a faulty appliance. If you are in the unfortunate situation of having a washing machine that is making more noise than usual, there are several reasons why that might be the case. A professional should be called in after you take a look at the machine yourself, to see if the problem can be easily fixed.

Here are a few ways you can deal with a noisy washing machine on your own:

  • Balance the load: One of the main reasons a washing machine will make noise is if the load being cleaned is unbalanced. Make sure that the machine is filled with clothing, but not filled past its intended capacity. Also be sure to separate the lighter clothes from the heavier materials.
  • Check for loose objects: The noise in a washing machine can often be traced back to something banging around the inner tub while a load is being washed. Coins, keys and pens are the most common metal items that will be found inside the appliance, as they are things that people keep in their pockets and often forget to remove. Once the load has finished washing, make sure to diligently check the entire machine after you empty out the clothing to make sure nothing is left behind.
  • Level feet: A simple way to fix a noisy washing machine is to make sure that it is level on the floor. If the machine is off-balance, simply adjust its feet underneath until the appliance is no longer wobbly.

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