Homeowners rely on their Inglis washers to keep a steady stream of clean clothes ready for wear by the whole family. If your washer suddenly starts making noises or vibrating heavily, it may indicate a need for repair or it could be a simple problem you can fix with little hassle. Use these troubleshooting tips to figure out what to do.
Often a washer can start vibrating in a disturbing fashion simply because the wash load has become seriously unbalanced. Open the lid of your top-loading washer to inspect the load. If all the clothes are clinging to each other on one side of the spin basket, pull them apart and redistribute the load. Stand by the washer as you restart the cycle to see if that solves the noise and vibration problem.
If you still hear knocking noises after redistributing the wash load, you may be experiencing a problem with the machine's shock absorbers. The shock absorbers maintain the wash tub's stability and are among the washer parts that allow the tub to spin and agitate without causing damage to the rest of the appliance. If you discover a failed shock absorber, replace it.
Sometimes the inner spin basket in a washer can become loose and create a lot of noise. Often tightening the spanner nut is all that's needed to restore the spin basket to its proper position. If the spin basket has become damaged while knocking around loose, it should be replaced. Call Sears PartsDirect for washer repair help if needed.
Sears PartsDirect can help you with all your repair questions when your Inglis washer needs maintenance or repair. For help diagnosing the problem, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698 for assistance.