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Grinding sound during spin cycle


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#1 raymorgan

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 11:04 PM

I have a Kenmore 60 Series model 110.81863100. It started acting up at the end of the second spin cycle with a grinding noise and a burning smell. It was out of balance for a while- dont know if that had anything to do with it or not. Ran a cycle with no clothes and same thing. Washed fine, spin, rinse then spin again for several minutes then started the grinding. I then turned the knob to spin only and the sound starts right away. I have the cover off but dont know where to start.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 08:48 AM

Symptoms sound like a possible worn coupler. I'd start there, anyway. More on this and other spin/agitate problems with this machine in this post, heed ye well==> http://fixitnow.com/...t-drive-washer/

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:40 PM

Is it possible that I have a bad spanner nut?

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:02 PM

also meant to mention that the tub itself leans to one side

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:59 PM

Is it ok to run the spin cycle with no water? I would think so, but dont want to burn up any pumps. Also found a rubber 'belt' around some sort of collar under the tub. It had a twist in it and seemed to be out of place. Trying to post a picture.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 12:02 AM

The foam strip is just a sound deadner around the brake bell - remove the agitator to inspect the tub block, rarely anything wrong with the nut, but the block it threads to is another story. Yes it's OK to spin without water
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Posted 29 January 2011 - 01:59 PM

How would I go about checking the coupler? I have the cover off what do I need to start taking apart? How will I know if the coupler is bad?

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:27 PM

Ran spin cycle with the cover off and the noise is now more like a whining noise coming from the motor. Now I cant remember if it sounded like that before or not. It no longer does the grinding noise. Also no burning smell.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 08:32 PM

YouTube video ?
OR remove the Motor to see if it's making the noise..
(hold Motor with your feet when running the Motor)
OR something in the PUMP ?

Try turning the Motor Shaft by hand.
Does it turn easily, smoothly ?
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:34 PM

Put the thing back together and now it wont wash spin or do anything!

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 05:36 PM

Tried to run a cycle so now it is full of water. Am I going to have to scoop it out? About what would it cost to fix this?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:20 AM

Just checked the motor coupler, and it does not appear to be defective. Where should i look next?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:24 AM

Just took a close look at the drain pump and it is so full of lint that the wheel does not turn. Could this be the problem?

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 11:32 AM

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:58 PM

One $40 drain pump replaced and working great. Thanks everyone for the help!




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