Miele washers are not silent. However, that doesn’t mean they should make grinding, clicking, banging, and knocking sounds. If you encounter this noise, don’t panic. The guide below will tell you what to do.
Miele Washing Machine Making Grinding Noise – Why?
1). The bearings are worn out. The drum uses the bearings to spin. The drum may continue turning for a while, but the grinding noise will persist to let you know things have gone wrong.
2). If the bearings are okay, debris is the most likely culprit. The drum, its belt, and bearings are rubbing against something. Don’t expect the drum to grind these obstructions into dust. They may persist until the washing machine sustains permanent damage.
3). The drum is overloaded. Some Miele washing machines are pretty large. But that doesn’t mean you can fill them to the brim. The volume isn’t your only concern. The weight matters. The drum cannot turn smoothly if you’ve exceeded its capacity. Fortunately, the manual will warn you ahead of time. Don’t exceed the threshold the manufacturer has specified. Otherwise, the washer will eventually stop.
4). People emphasize the vital role bearings play in a washer’s operations but tend to ignore the drive belt. They don’t realize that a belt works hand in hand with the bearings to move the drum. Therefore, frayed or broken belts will generate a grinding sound because they can’t support the drum’s weight. You may also hear a thumping.
5). The spider support arm is cracked.
6). Home Serve has noticed grinding in appliances with a defective drive pulley.
How To Fix It?
1). Replace the bearings. They will make all sorts of strange noises once they wear out, including grinding. Fixing these components is beyond the skills of a layperson. And even if you find an expert who can fix broken, worn-out bearings, you are better off replacing them. You can’t trust the bearing to stand the test of time. They may cause further harm in the long run, elevating your repair costs.
2). You don’t want to find obstructions in the bearings and drums. You can’t solve this problem without expert help because it means disassembling the washing machine and retrieving the obstructions without causing additional damage. Don’t be surprised if the manufacturer voids your warranty for tampering with the device. Consult them before you take action. Don’t open the appliance unless the manufacturer permits you to take action.
3). Replace a cracked or broken spider support arm.
4). Reduce the washer’s contents. Identify the washer’s capacity in the manual and stay below that threshold. Again, the volume is not your only concern. You can overload the washing machine even when the washer isn’t full. For instance, if you add multiple towels and blankets.
5). Replace broken belts and drive pulleys.
Miele Washing Machine Making Clicking Noise – Why?
1). Some washers click and clack automatically whenever they start a cycle. Others will click when you lock the lid. Listen to the sound. Is it continuous? Do you only hear it during a cycle? Is it rhythmic? The manual will provide clarification. It will warn you if the clicking is normal.
2). You have obstructions in the drain system. You left loose items in the laundry. Now those items are rattling around in the drain. If hard objects like buttons and coins start knocking against the drum, expect similar sounds. They are too small for you to classify the sound as knocking. However, they are too loud to ignore, which is why people use terms like ‘Clicking’ and ‘Clacking’ to describe them.
3). The drive pulley is defective. It is either broken or worn out from use. But you can’t inspect it without removing the agitator. This means hiring an expert unless you have disassembled washing machines before.
4). People associate damaged bearings with grinding sounds, and they are not wrong. However, the sound you hear depends on the nature of the damage. Worn-out bearings can produce grinding, squealing, squeaking, clicking, clacking, and more.
5). Miele machines use a small motor to move the water to where it needs to go. Miele machines generate a clicking sound because of this small motor. The clicking (or ticking) is expected. It shouldn’t concern you.
How To Fix It?
1). Inspect the drive pulley. This means removing the agitator. Replace the pulley if the component is damaged beyond repair.
2). Check the drain for objects. Blockages can prevent the water from flowing. You can fix this problem by disconnecting the hose and removing foreign objects. You will know you’ve succeeded when the water starts flowing smoothly or when the clicking stops.
3). Blockages can damage the hose permanently. Look for breaks and tears. Replace any hose that sustains severe damage.
4). Clean the filters.
5). Replace damaged pumps and motors.
6). Check the manual to determine whether the Miele washer is supposed to click during a cycle. If the manual mentions clicking sounds, you can ignore them.
Miele Washing Machine Making Banging Noise – Why?
1). The pulley is part of the system that drives the drum. Banging will become commonplace if this component sustains damage. For instance, one of the spokes can break.
2). The shock absorbers can wear out, allowing the vibrations to move the washer dramatically during the spin cycle. This produces banging, especially if the appliance is standing on an uneven surface. The absence of sufficient shock absorption will magnify the vibrations.
3). You overloaded the appliance. The laundry has exceeded the washer’s capacity.
4). The spider arm is broken or cracked. This component can corrode before finally breaking. The washer will make a banging noise whenever it spins. You can confirm your suspicion by manually moving the drum. It will turn a little too easily.
5). Worn-out basket drive block.
6). The main tub bearing is dead.
7). The washer has a defective drive pulley, belt, or both.
8). You have worn-out suspension rods.
How To Fix It?
1). Make sure the washer’s feet are balanced. Place it on an even floor.
2). Reduce the load. Don’t exceed the Miele washer’s capacity.
3). Replace a worn-out tub bearing.
4). Get new shock absorbers.
5). Install new suspension rods.
6). Replace defective drive pulleys and belts.
7). Replace a broken or cracked spider arm.
Miele Washing Machine Making Knocking Noise – Why?
1). The bearings are worn out.
2). The motor has a problem.
3). Loose tub weight.
4). The shock absorbers are faulty.
5). The drum spider has failed. You will find it at the back of the drum. It carries the weight during a cycle.
6). The washer’s legs are uneven. This causes them to knock against the floor when the washer vibrates during a cycle.
7). Check the drain for loose obstructions such as coins and buttons.
How To Fix It?
- Replace faulty bearings.
- Replace faulty shocks.
- Fix or replace the motor.
- Replace a broken spider arm.
- Make sure the Miele washing machine’s feet are even.
- Tighten the bolts and screws holding the loose counterweights in place.
- Clean clogged drains. Remove blockages.
- Replace stretched suspension springs. If one spring is worn out, you are better off replacing them all.
It should be noted that many people use the terms ‘Banging’ and ‘Knocking’ interchangeably. Therefore, factors that cause banging can apply to knocking. This is also true for the solutions.