It's been about 5 years since my SAV5710AWW has broken- every time I go in there I expect to see the dreaded seal leak but so far so good and no water.
Now it's developed a click click click during spin cycle. The springs are original but not broken. I don't see white shavings or anything else out of the ordinary. All parts except the brake pads are original and ten years old.
There is a post from a few years ago on this dreaded model where Samurai said that if it sounded like a machine gun that it was the helix.
Thing is, I don't think that mine sounds like a machine gun.
Could you wise masters take a listen on this youtube video? It's only 40 seconds.
The washer is empty in this video.
The cabinet is perfectly level side to side (but the front is a tiny tiny amount lower than the back)
I hope it's not the bearing- Oh how I hope it's not the bearing.