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Kenmore Elite Washer 110.28091700


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#1 nibornm

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:05 PM

Hi guys (n Gals)
Our Kenmore Elite Washer 110.28091700 was installed December 2008.
Today (30Apr11) it started making a fairly loud rhythmic clanking noise.
Noise coming from back right as you stand looking at front of machine.
Standpipe hose is oscillating forwards and backwards in sync with the noise.
This is during the agitation phase of the wash cycle.
The drum is reversing direction at the same frequency as the clanking noise.
I'm about to take the back off and look for a source of the noise.
Thread I've seen about the box cutter blade stuck in the rubber hose might be a good lead.

I'll let you know what I find.

Thanks for a great forum and excellent advice in the past, which helped me fix Maytag crappy Neptune washer and dryer.
Thought I was going for better equipment with the Kenmore (made by Whirlpool) machine. Duh!
Nothing's been as good as our second hand Heavy Duty Lady Kenmore washer bought in 1984.
It ran with virtually no problems for 10 years and cost $100.
Nibornm in Sebastopol, CA

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#2 nibornm

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:42 PM

Update on what I've found:
By holding the right and left side of the outer drum (not the inner basket) and physically rotating it clockwise and then counter-clockwise (about twice per second) I can reproduce the clanking sound.
I have the back metal plate off and the noise is very difficult to pinpoint.
My wife and I think it may be coming from the front left (not the back right).
Now I have to figure out how to remove the top so I can see down the side of the drum.
Nibornm in Sebastopol, CA

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:12 PM

Can you make a video and upload it to Youtube then post the link here so we can have a look-listen-see?

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 08:11 PM

I have the back metal plate off and the noise is very difficult to pinpoint.


Uuggghhh! that's alot of work - you just put that plate back on and then see this page for disassembly info:




http://fixitnow.com/...-washer-repair/
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 08:15 PM

Some stuff to look for here: http://appliantology...-spin-problems/
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 09:08 PM

Well,

The good news is that this was easily fixed with the judicial application of some Vaseline.
The culprit was nothing more than the front left tub support cup and bearing making a horrible clanking noise as the tub reversed direction.
Please see video on Youtube and jpg pic attached.
For avoidance of future noises, Vaseline was applied to the three other support cup/bearing combos.

Warning: since these are nylon or at least a form of hard plastic, DO NOT use any form of oil, which will breakdown the plastic over time.

(JPG image shows noisy support and left spring clip that has to be pushed in with a strong thin piece of metal to allow top to be lifted.)

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