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WT5680HVA LG Top Load Washer High Pitched Squeal

wendtdc13

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Hello,

I own an LG WT5680HVA top loader washing machine and just noticed this odd noise today. It makes a high pitch squealing noise and this only happens on low spin so mainly when it is barely spinning. If it’s spinning quickly, it doesn’t seem to make the noise. Any help is appreciated. I’ve attached a video to show the noise. I also removed the pulsator and confirmed the 10mm bolt underneath is tight.

Thanks so much for your help.
 

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Jake

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Hi,

That's the clutch making that noise. You'd to replace it or it will get worse. When you click the link to the clutch below you will see a video of how to replace it.

Here's the clutch assembly for your model you can order:
Clutch AEN73131403


Let us know how it goes.

Jake
 

wendtdc13

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Now when I ran it today, everything seemed normal and no noise whatsoever!

Is this absolutely necessary to replace or can I wait for it to worsen? Any issue with doing this?
 
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Jake

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You can wait for it to worsen, it won't damage anything else.

Jake
 

wendtdc13

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Jake, any idea if this would be covered under the Direct Drive Motor with 10-Year Limited Warranty that is included with the purchase of this washer?
 

Jake

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Unfortunately not, this is your Direct Drive Motor:
lg-stator-assembly-4417ea1002y-ap5595687_02_l.jpg


Jake
 

wendtdc13

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Could that by chance be part of the noise?

The fortunate part, it still hasn't done this since I last posted this which is great.
 

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Possibly, also check the rotor.

Jake
 
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