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Noisy new Whirlpool washer


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#1 Guitar Charlie

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Posted 21 May 2005 - 08:37 PM

Greetings,

I have 1.5 year old Whirlpool toploader that was always pretty quiet started making a loud humming noise in any cycle, except the filling cycle.  It still works far as I know, spins etc. but really gotten loud all of a sudden, it sounds like a garbage truck compacting garbage or like a fork lift.  Model #SM8525079

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 03:07 AM

Might be motor hum.  Open it up and locate the source of the noise.

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 06:26 AM

What is motor hum? This washer all of a sudden sounds like a garbage disposal. 

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:08 AM

Now it won't drain and the motor is burning up!

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 10:12 AM

That is not a valid model number, looks more like the serial number.  Re-post the right number.  You could have something in your pump or a bad transmission or a broken motor, but have to wait for the right number.  I
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Posted 22 May 2005 - 01:57 PM

I found a baby sock in the drain tube!  That was the problem, hopefully the machine didn't get trashed by not being able to pump the water out.  Question: When putting the 2 pins back in the plates do I need to go through all three holes or just the bottom two, there is a plastic cup that sits on the bottom plate.

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 02:01 PM

Doh!! Shipping pins, never mind!!!

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 05:40 PM

Now it's shaking like a SOB during the spin cycle, I didn't remove nything but I did have the washer upside down for a little while.  Any thoughts?  All the springs were in place, maybe those pins do do something..?

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 05:48 PM

Hey Charlie,
See my post about Titled "Kenmore/Whirlpool direct drive suspension"(or something like that) from the other day.
Should be on page 2
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P.S. Mine had 3 pins

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 09:25 AM

The three pins in the plastic cups are shipping pins and are to be removed.  If you had your washer laid over or upside down or bumped it up some steps or something your triangle slide plate could be out of place or you broke off one or more of the 3 brown glide tabs from the base that plate slides on.  Or one of your rear feet is stuck down while the other one is stuck up.  Make sure they are free moving.  Why on earth did you have your washer upside down......the whole case comes off from the front in 2 minutes, max......still waiting for a valid model number.......... 
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Posted 23 May 2005 - 07:49 PM

Fixed it, dialed in the plate and she rruns like new.  I had no idea how easy it is to take off the front cover, live and learn!

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 07:21 AM

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