Washing machine emits noises and shakes while spinning

Last updated 10/12/2021 10:44


  • Washing machine emits noises and shakes while spinning
  • Washing machine is noisy
  • Washing machine is too loud during the cycle
  • Washing machine vibrates

Applies to

  • Front loader washing machine (integrated and freestanding)
  • Top loader washing machine


There are many reasons why your washing machine emits noise and shakes while spinning. 

If the machine is newly installed then checked the follow:

1. Make sure that the transit bolts (bolts and plastic spacers) are removed from the back of the appliance.

If you are unsure how to remove your transit bolts then Click Here
2. Make the washing machine level by raising or lowering the feet.
  • Use a spirit level to check whether the machine is level on all its feet.
  • The appliance must be stable on a level, hard floor.
  • You can adjust the feet using a spanner.
  • It is important that the appliance does not “rock”, otherwise, it will vibrate while spinning.

3. Make sure that all the hoses are securely fitted and attached to the back of the appliance’s housing.

Loosely fitted hoses can vibrate against the appliance during spinning, producing a “knocking” noise.

Click Here to check if the inlet hose is secure

If the above has been checked or if you have had the appliance a while and hasn't resolved the issue, then try the following:

1. Check if the laundry is loaded correctly and make sure that there is no fabric caught between the door and drum.

2. Check the filter if the machine has one that is visible.

Loose coins, lighters, buttons or other small objects can get stuck in the drain filter. You can get instructions on how to clean the filter from the user manual. 

Click Here to see how to remove the filter and drain the machine if required.

3. Check the holes for loose straps from bras in the drum / between the drum sections.

4. Check if the noises are not the result of normal appliance operation.

Normal noise – can occur anywhere during a wash. This noise can be caused by buckles and zips knocking against the window, vibrations during spinning, the pump and motor running, water inflow during filling cycles, a heating element that is warming up, fans operating during drying cycles (washer dryers only), beeps coming from the electronics when changing cycle, starting and ending a wash.

Remember: A single item can make the appliance unbalanced during spinning in the same way as an overloaded drum can.

If you've tried the above and this didn't solve your issue, the fault will need an inspection by a repair technician to determine what is causing the noise and shaking. 

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