I received an email this morning thanking me for my advice regarding noisy washing machines after they found a solution when their washing machine was making a metallic scraping noise. Although there are different possible causes of a scraping noise, one of the most common is the humble underwire from a bra –
Just wanted to thank you for your helpful website. There’s a terrible sound coming from our washing machine. It was a metal on metal scraping sound. Luckily, I came across something on your site about a possible bra underwire. Lo and behold, there is was… poking its little head out calling for me to grab it. You have saved me a lot of time, and money ”
This is not the first time I’ve had such an email from someone who managed to remove a bra underwire from their washing machine, which was just poking through one of the drum holes. This is fairly lucky, I myself only ever found several that were actually poking through a drum hole. All the rest had disappeared into the main tub underneath the drum and needed parts removing to retrieve it.
If your drum makes a light scraping sound when it revolves and you can’t see anything poking through a hole in the drum then check out my other articles for help. General advice on how to deal with this problem plus advice on many other possible causes of a noisy washing machine are detailed in these articles –