Whirlpool Washer Making Clicking Noise
Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:27 AM
Last night while my wife was washing a load of clothes, a loud clicking noise all of a sudden appeared. I stopped the washer and could not figure out where it was coming from. I mover the control switch to spin and to try to get the water out and it did suck it out, but making that loud clicking noise again. Let it set overnight and once i started it, same noise.
What should i be looking at first? I know a loud clicking noise doesn't exactly help but it's the best I can describe. Any starting points would be appreciated before I get into taking the cover off.
Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:52 AM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 04:31 AM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 04:48 AM
Remove the cabinet and pull the pump off the motor shaft. Tie it off and run the washer this way to see if the noise changes.
Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:11 AM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:16 AM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 05:19 AM
Simply take an insulated wire with about one half of your Ameedican inches stripped off each end. Insert each stripped end into the back of harness for the two end wires, not the middle green one, as this would cause many glorious fireworks. The washer will then think the lid is closed and will run normally.
Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:49 AM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:53 AM
So with the pump off the motor shaft, I still get the same noise. The drive block still has the sud nut on it and all I can see are the splines and the notches, nothing looks different than the pictures.
Did you look at the attached picture in that thread, too? You can tell whether or not the drive is stripped without having to remove the inner basket.
Next step is to drop the tranny and get some eyeballs on the brake cam:
Posted 23 April 2005 - 07:24 AM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 08:17 AM
Would you suggest buying the middle part also even though it doesn't look worn?
Posted 23 April 2005 - 08:40 AM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 09:07 AM
Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:49 AM
If you just dropped the tranny, then just make sure the brake cam driver on the bottom of the brake and drive tube isn't hitting the clutch spring on the gearcase. You may have to turn the drive to clear the spring.
Also, be sure the spin tube thrust washer is on top of the clutch. The tab must be facing down and in the slot of the slot on the ring.
Very carefully push, lining up the holes in the gearcase with the slots in the tub support. Then replace the three bolts through the gearcase and use your socket wrench to tighten the bolts into the tub support.
You can buy the direct drive coupler here.
Posted 23 April 2005 - 11:46 AM
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