Samsung Washer Sounds Like a Jet (Causes + Fixes)

Samsung washers are known for their powerful spin cycles that can remove water from clothes better than most other washers. This is accomplished by a spinning mechanism at the bottom of the machine that creates a suction effect. Many people have noticed, however, that this suction noise can be quite loud and sometimes sounds like a jet engine. 

The main reasons your washer sounds like a jet are excessive detergent use and overloading. Fixing these problems is relatively easy and should stop your washer from emitting the jet-like sounds.

While these sounds seem like a major problem, there are several things you can do to make your Samsung washer quieter. We’ll cover some of these solutions in this blog post.


1. Detergent Overuse

If you are using too much detergent in your washer, it can cause a suds build-up. Suds act as a barrier between the water and your clothes. This can lead to your washer working harder and making more noise.

Too many pumps of soap can result in excess suds, which can cause the washer to make loud, jet-like noises. Not only is this annoying, but it can also damage your washer. 

How To Fix

  • If you’re using the correct amount of detergent but still have a suds build-up, try running a rinse cycle with water and white vinegar. This will help break down the suds and prevent them from accumulating in your washer.
  • You can also try using less detergent or switch to a low-sudsing or high-efficiency detergent.
  • Another way to prevent excessive suds is to add laundry boosters such as Borax or OxiClean. These products help break down suds and prevent them from accumulating in your washer.
  • Finally, ensure you are using the correct water temperature for your load of laundry. Using hot water can cause suds to build up more quickly. Stick to cold or warm water to prevent this from happening.

2. Using Non-HE Detergent

If you are using a non-HE (high-efficiency) detergent in your washer, this can also cause suds to build up. Non-HE detergents do not break down effectively in the water thus can leave behind residue that eventually turns into suds.

How To Fix

If non-HE detergents are your preferred cleaning agents, you may want to reconsider this decision. The best way to fix this problem is to switch to an HE detergent. These detergents are designed for use in HE washers and will not leave behind residue that will turn into suds.

3. The Washer Is Overloaded

If your washer is overloaded, this can also cause it to make loud, jet-like noises. When the washer is overloaded, the clothes cannot move freely and become tangled. This tangling can cause the washer to work harder and make more noise. 

Washers have a capacity limit, and when you try to wash too many items at once, the washer must work overtime to finish the job.

overloaded washer

How To Fix

To fix this problem:

  • Do not overload your washer. Make sure there is enough room in the washer so that the clothes can move freely.
  • If your washer is already overloaded, try to redistribute the load. Opening the washer and moving the clothes around will help untangle them and allow the washer to work more effectively.

4. Damaged Tub Bearing

The tub bearing allows the inner wash tub to rotate on a support spindle. The tub bearing malfunctions when the wash tub starts to wear out and make loud noises during operation. If your washer sounds like a jet is taking off, it’s likely because the tub bearing is damaged.

This problem is relatively common and can be caused by several factors, including overloading the washer, using too much detergent, or not properly cleaning the washer.

How To Fix

If you think your tub bearing is damaged, the best course of action is to call in a professional to help you sort the issue. Trying to fix it yourself is not recommended because it could cause further damage to your washer, thereby worsening the problem.

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5. Faulty Drive Pulley

If your Samsung washer makes unusual sounds, it may be due to a faulty drive pulley. The drive pulley is responsible for turning the washer’s inner tub during the washing cycle. If the pulley is damaged, it can cause the washer to make loud, thumping noises.

The other thing is that the washer’s drive pulley might be loose. You see, the pulley connects the motor to the washer tub. If it’s loose, the tub won’t spin properly and will make a lot of noise. At times, the pulley might also break, causing the washer to stop working altogether.

How To Fix

Check the drive pulley for damage if your machine is making unusual noises. If the pulley is damaged, it will need to be replaced before the washer can be used again.

To fix this:

  1. Start by unplugging the washer and taking out the back panel. 
  2. Check to see if the drive pulley is loose. If it is, tighten it. 
  3. Put the back panel back on and plug in the washer. 

Your washing machine should now work without making any loud noises.

6. Defective Drive Belt

Another thing that could cause your Samsung washer to make a loud squealing noise is a defective drive belt. The drive belt helps to rotate the drum during the wash cycle. However, if the belt is damaged, it can cause the washer to make loud noises. The drive belt may also break, causing the washer to stop working altogether.

inspecting defective drive belt

How To Fix

If the drive belt is damaged, it will need to be replaced before the washer can be used again. 

To do this:

  1. Start by unplugging your washer and removing the back panel.
  2. Locate the drive belt in the access panel and check if it’s frayed or broken. If it is, simply replace it with a new one. 
  3. Reassemble your washer and give it a test run. 

With any luck, the jet-like noise will be gone for good.


If your Samsung washer is making loud, jet-like noises, there are several potential causes. First, ensure you are using the correct detergent and that your washer is not overloaded. You should also check the drive pulley and drive belt for damage. 

If these solutions do not fix the problem, it’s best to call a professional for help. Trying to fix the problem yourself could cause further damage to your washer.