Asked by: Rony Judkovhome and garden home appliances
How do I know if the bearings have gone on my washing machine?
Then, is it safe to use a washing machine when the bearings have gone?
The machine can limp along for a while with noisy bearings but eventually the bearings will go completely, leaving a non-functioning washer. If your washer has enough wear and tear, it might be better to find optional uses for it than to spend the money to fix it.
Herein, what causes bearings to go in washing machine?
Both front and top load washers use bearings that will eventually become defective with use. Over time, water seeps through the seal and rusts the bearings. Rusted bearings are the main cause of the loud noise that you hear when the washer is spinning.
If the bearing is worn out, those small metal balls can fall out, causing a loud banging noise during the spin cycle. If the sound you hear is more of a squeaking noise, then it usually means that the bearing needs to be lubricated, which is a simple fix.