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Patricio

Kenmore Topload Washer 110.27731600

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I was called for this washer repair as machine is dead, no agitate or fill. Got machine to work no problem.

 

Problem is this washer wobbles violently in spin cycle with no load.  The motor has a abnormal vibration not felt in transmission only on motor housing,  drain hose from tub has excessive vibrations, & drain pump has minor vibrations.   As basket spins there is a definite wamp every 2nd revolution.  Put a medium load in & as it agitated there is a clunk at each stroke.  Tub also leans back like a spring is broke.   Machine is 6 years old.

 

It was late this evening so I did not pull the tub to look at the drive block.  Had the cabinet off so I took pump and motor off to check coupler which looked almost new.  Spun motor by hand & it sounds possibly that a bearing is worn.  Checked pump did not see anything out of ordinary.  Checked springs  all there with no extreme wear.

 

The owner is a pest, no-it-all,  did not mention any thing about vibrations & out of balance, only dead machine & thinking transmission stuck in gear because he could not rotate agitator.  I was thinking lid switch that is why I stopped so late coming home.  Otherwise I would have scheduled for a later date.  

 

 

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Are the glide pads in good condition? I have never seen a motor with bad bearing make a machine bounce. I replace a ton of the glide pads for out of balance issues.

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Never done glide pads before.   Going to be difficult to check cause of restricted space in Laundry? room.

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Are the glide pads in good condition? I have never seen a motor with bad bearing make a machine bounce. I replace a ton of the glide pads for out of balance issues.

are you talking about the snubber pads? Sounds to me like it could be the tub bearings. Check the tub to see if it wobbles when you grab it on each side and alternately pull up on each side (the inner basket) If it moves from side to side then you got bad bearings.

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Patricio, you're definitely gonna have to pull the cabinet and inspect the snubber plate to make sure it's centered properly and that the pads are ok.  Also check the 3 tub balance springs and the rear counterbalance spring.  Pull the agitator and check the neck of the inner tub for damage.  Check the drive block and basket drive (spin tube) tabs for proper seating in the drive block.

 

About 10 years ago I had a rash of Whirlpool and Roper top load washers with balance problems, first year warranty and some right out of the box.  No matter how well leveled the machine was, the tub was off center.  The fix was to replace the entire support assembly, which came with a new snubber plate.

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