LG washer high pitched noise
We got a new washer/dryer combo last week, its LG. I think the washer number is 3470. It makes a high pitched noise when starting to spin the drum. It is not a mechanical noise, it sounds like electric noise. I used the phone app for spectrum analysis and I see it in 15-16k range. My dad doesn't hear it due to his aged ears I'm sure, but I do and its very annoying. We surely could close the door, but I don't know why I should put up with the noise.
The tech from where we got the washer came in today and explained to my wife that this is normal for this type of washing machine, because it does not have a belt, it is driven by magnets??
We have a 4 year old LG washer that I donated to my mom now since we moved, it is also a Direct Drive unit and I never noticed it making this high pitched noise. I am asking my dad to hook up the old machine tonight so I can have a listen again.
Any owners of such LG machines? Do you have this noise?
This post was edited by dfdima on Wed, Aug 6, 14 at 11:12