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Kenmore Washer 70 Series - noise at the end of the spin cycles


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#21 kdsimms

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 04:13 AM

Well I wonder what that tells you when you hold the agitator and it stops making noise??  

In my situation, the noise is only happening at the end of the spin cycle.  I appears to make noise when power is cut to the spin cycle.  In essence, the brakes are applied.  That's why Samurai thought my problem was with the brake cam. 

And since I found a "paste" of metal filings around the drive block, that sure looks like the solution to the problem.  I'm hoping a new one will fix the problem for good.  But frankly, I suspect the problem will reoccur after a year or so.  (which equates to *after* a normal warranty period runs out!!)

I wonder if writing a letter to Sears would do any good?  Maybe we should start a letter writing campaign and a class action lawsuit.  No, forget about that.  The lawyers will make millions and you and I will get $20 off the next washer.  No thanks!

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 05:13 AM

Let me add to the storyline here.  I am also having the banging during the spin cycle, and when I hold down on the agitator it quietens.  I have not yet pulled the tub off to look at the drive block.  When washer is stopped, I can not spin the tub.  I understand from Repairclinic.com that if the drive block is bad, you can spin the tub with your hand.  Let me know if you make any progress, and I'll let you know if I do.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:45 AM

Ok, sounds like we have the Tri-fecta! Because its cheap, I am going to replace the Drive brake cam. It really looks ok, but........ Then I am going to tear open the gearcase and inspect the plastic parts or other problems.

All of this depends on the amount of time I have before the wife comes home with a new washer!

Keep in touch, thanks.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 09:20 AM

Aloha, :?

I coincidentally have the same problem which has reared it's ugly head :shock: within the last 24 hours on my Kenmore 70 series dual action but the tub turns :banana: when lid is open or closed.

During spin cycle I get a noise which sounds like the agitator tub splines may have stripped partially :yikes:, I get a grinding noise only sporadically during the spin cycle. Someone please tell me how to get off the agitator tub! I have pulled with all my might from every side imaginable, what is the magic key oh honorable masters! That will open Pandora's box of problems but at this point I don't know what I am dealing with as the tub basket wont budge :yikes:!!

Mahalo, :D

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:43 PM

[user=298]kdsimms[/user] wrote:

I won't be purchasing any more Kenmore/Whirlpool washers and they won't be getting any recommendations from me to friends to purchase. 

Hail yayuh, Bubba! Ahm witya!  Lessgo buy a goot GE washer or maybe one of them thar  Maytags er one o' dem Friggidaires 'cuz they's all the bayest!

Hooteyhoot!  :banana:


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Posted 05 May 2005 - 03:32 AM

Did you get the tub out. After removing everything it should just lift out.

Update please.

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Posted 06 May 2005 - 02:45 AM

I fixed mine yesterday.  It was the transmission.  But instead of fixing it, I got a used one at an appliance junk yard we have here in town.  Paid $25.  Stuck it in and it worked like new.  I may go ahead and order the 2 parts you suggested and fix the old one.  Thanks to everyone for the help.  No new washer for my wife this time.

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Posted 08 May 2005 - 05:03 PM

That's great! 

How did you determine the transmission was the problem?  Was the drive block ok?  Mine has a bunch of metal filings all around it.

What model do you have?

How old is it?

Thanks,

Ken


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Posted 12 May 2005 - 04:45 PM

I went back into my washer to replace the drive block, since that's what Samurai thought was causing the problem.  Put it back together and it still makes noise at the end of the spin cycle, just alittle less.  So my problem was neither the brake cam or drive block.

Since the other guy in this thread replaced the transmission and that seemed to do the trick for him, I'm going to live with it and let it rock and roll till it dies.  I have spent enough time on it trying to fix the problem and not getting anywhere. 

And I'm not paying someone to fix a washer that was defective in the first place!  :poison:

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