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YouTube of my Noisy Motor. Too Noisy?


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#21 gregger77

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:28 PM

P.S. Just removed the centrifugal (start) switch and did all "start" and "run" setting checks on my multimeter per the Whirlpool specs. All were good.

Also discharged and then tested the start capacitor. Got correct readings on meter.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

Feedback has gone quiet, so I'll wrap this thread by saying, I cannot seem to find any reason for the motor to have stalled. I did clean some rust out of the pump shaft area, so maybe the pump will turn a little more freely. I don't know motors well, but the noise heard in the YouTube video I posted seems to be a noisy bearing. It only makes noise at low speed, not high speed. Start switch and capacitor are fine; coupler is perfect.

So, I'm repairing the Cherry E13 switch inside the lid switch assembly (which I'd jumpered a while back) and am putting the machine back together and letting Wifey have at it. A full test load of laundry ran flawlessly this a.m. except for that low-speed bearing knock.

I'll observe carefully as I can over the coming days and see if the failure occurs again. I'll post if it does, hopefully with more detailed symptoms.

Thanks all for your help, I really appreciate it!! :yes:

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Edited by gregger77, 09 October 2012 - 09:54 PM.


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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:54 AM

Sorry for the delay. Basket settling would be due to severe wear of the drive block. If the drive block fails, the basket may drop down and drag on the tub. I only suggest it because of the age of this machine.

After these many years it may be impossible to remove the basket due to corrosion on the shaft, but I think you should give it a try. Anybody in the house missing a sneaker?

Personally don't think it's the motor but that would be my second suspect.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:47 PM

Thanks jb for the additional explanation on the basket! I did pull the agitator and found the spin tube perfectly aligned with the drive block ears, all in great shape, nothing out of position. I also shone a bright worklight against the translucent tub and saw no extra socks or sneakers in there.

The motor is noisy, for sure, as the You Tube video shows, but I don't know if the noise is related to a functional issue that might create occasional added resistance. My wife ran about four heavy loads of laundry today (it's a large-cap machine) and the thing ran like a champ, motor chirring away.

We will keep an eye (ear) on it! If other issues develop, it may finally be time to buy that spanner nut tool.

Thanks again.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 12:58 PM

Motor sounds noisy to me ..

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Needs a new motor

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Motor is noisy ... but could go on for years yet making that noise.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:12 AM

Kdog knows his stuff; if he says motor, then most likely it's the motor. If it was me, I'd start shopping. You really can still get good deals on craigslist.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 01:41 PM

Or just replace the motor when the noise becomes unbearable
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 01:47 PM

Or just replace the motor when the noise becomes unbearable


Yup, that's the current plan! I do frequent eBay and have found "good" used motors for about $60. Craiglist, I never thought of for appliance parts because it's not set up for non-local buying.




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