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I have a really noisy Zanussi washing machine. Sounds like

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I have a really noisy Zanussi washing machine. Sounds like something is grating. First I thought the bearings might have gone, but the noise was on the dry cycle and the drum actually stopped rotating and the noise was still present. Could the drainage pump impeller be obstructed?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

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May I have the full model #?

Also its approximate age?

Yes if you still hear the noise when its draining and the drum isnt moving then it is likley the drain pump that may have something stuck inside, or may just need to be replaced. You would be surprised at the things I find down in there lol

One time a sock! If you can believe that!

You need to remove the hoses from the drain pump and check in there also check for any bad motor coupling that could be making the bad sound ;-)

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It's a ZWT71201WA. I've removed the drain filter to gain access to the impeller and surprise surprise I've found two hair bands wrapped around it. Currently fully testing the machine with a small wash.
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

LOL I half expected something like that .

Thats great hopefully it will be fine ;-)

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It still appears to make a noise, but only for a couple of minutes. Doesn't seem to be the drain pump as it doesn't make any noise during spin cycle. Any ideas what else it could be?
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Hi this could be a drain pump failing, you can disconnect it temporarily to be sure the sound goes away.

But it could be the motor bearings or a coupler or a loose pulley.

The best way to check this is to carefully run the machine but so you have access and can hear the moving parts to get an idea of the vicinity at least where you hear the abnormal noises.

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And it is great that its not the tub bearings! They would be a job to do and pricey as well.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'll check out those other things thanks. I'll keep in touch
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

sounds good, I will be here when you need me further;-)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Appears to be the dryer blower/fan which is hideously expensive to replace (well here in the UK)
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

WOW, that is usually not a very expensive part, but on this model its pricey here too;-(

It does a lot for this machine that why they justify the cost even though it really is over inflated.