It's been a couple of months since yall have had to bail me out on something, but I am back again for more expert advice. This time the offensive item is a Whirlpool washer, model number shown above. We have owned this washer about 18 months. It is a top loader HE. It is the first HE we have owned and we hate it. Same complaints as most I guess, doesnt get the clothes clean, but it also regularly leaves white spots on our dark clothes. I assume this is detergent, but not sure how to avoid this.
Anyway, in the last few week the thing has started to make a racket during the wash cycles. The sound is emminating from the lower left side (facing the front of the washer), the best I can tell. It sounds like something from the drive train (duh) because if you consider one "back and forth" one agitation cycel (do HEs even have agitation cycles .... I assume so) the noise is predominantly on one half of the agitation cycle.
In any case the sound is hard to describe, If I had to describe it I would say it sounds like Flipper (you know, the dolphin ... ok, I am dating myself) when he's humgry.
I checked the manual and there is a 1 year warranty only. No longer warranty on the drive train, so it looks like warranty repiar is not an option.
Thanks for the help, as always.
BTW, I obviously haven't opened it up and had a look yet. Probably should have I guess. Please link me to directions to get at the guts of this piece of work.
OK... so I got motivated (well, maybe motivated isnt quite the right word .....) but I put the video of the offensive appliance on you tube for your viewing enjoyment. Check it out here
Edited by senoiasummer, 07 March 2013 - 09:21 PM.