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WMFC2201UC/16 Bosch washing machine, weird noise, trouble spinning

bcemail

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Model Number
WMFC2201UC/16
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Bosch
Age
More than 10 years
We have a Bosch Nexxt washing machine, I think it's the 500 series. I couldn't find a model number anywhere on it last night but must be somewhere. It's about 12 years old.

Last night, when it was starting a cycle, the water filled and then as it began to spin there was a grinding type noise and the drum only moved a few inches then stopped. I drained and opened it and when moving the drum by hand there was resistance and the same noise but I was able to get it freed up. This happened a couple more times but eventually it was able to start and get through a whole wash cycle.

I didn't see anything sticking through any of the holes, and couldn't see anything stuck in the rubber gasket. Looking at videos online it sounds like either something is stuck between the tub and the housing or maybe there is a bad bearing or pulley? Some of the videos looked like a complete dismantling of the washer was needed to get to the parts.

I tried to get a video of it happening:
You can sort of hear the noise as it starts, but as you can see this time the drum was able to spin. This was after I moved it around by hand some.

Any ideas? OK to keep using for now? Thanks!

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Jake

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Hi,

Click here: Appliance Parts

Then you will see a link that says: How to find a model number.

I'd first check the main drive pulley and belt, if those are fine then it sounds like possibly a bad outer tub bearing or your inner tub spider arm support is cracked or broken

Jake
 

bcemail

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Thanks, it's model WMFC2201UC/16. Seemed like it was better but just quit last night. I guess I'll take the back off. Will that let me see the pulley at least? Some videos I saw for the bearings were taking the whole thing apart basically.
 

Jake

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Thanks!

I guess I'll take the back off. Will that let me see the pulley at least?
Yes, it should. I'm not familiar with Bosch products in particular, but that's the place to start.
 
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