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#1 Canadian Bill

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:10 AM

Hello, first post. I'm usually fairly adept at fixing stuff, so if I could find out what's wrong I might be able to muddle through. My Kenmore washer #4780292 has developed a high pitch scream during spin, lower pitch whine during wash, and a clunk after it starts up when I close the lid to check what the darn noise is during the spin cycle. The noise seems to coincide directly with the speed of agitation. I have seen some posts suggesting possible fixes (bearings, transmissions, etc.), but nothing that seems specific to my problem. The washer appears to work well otherwise, but have have ignored warnings in the past that have stated "thou shalt not continue to use an appliance when it's screaming like a banshee". 

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:29 AM

could it be there is a bra support wire,or something similar in your drain pump??- the clunking noise you hear when starting your machine in spin cycle can be considered "normal",that is,it is normal for this noise to be evident more and more as the transmission wears,does not mean inherent failure in the near future- don't suppose you live in airdrie alberta do you??
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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:35 AM

Could be that a bra wire is in there, I've pulled one out of my dryer before that fused to the heating element coil. The water appears to be draining well, but... who knows. I live in Kamloops, BC. Very dry and desert like, but with a few more lakes than you have there. See you in the Shuswaps this summer. If I can get my washer going...

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Posted 04 June 2005 - 08:41 AM

if you remove the cabinet from your machine and bypass the lid switch,you can virtually "watch it run"-the pump can easily be disconnected from the motor shaft,which will allow you to eliminate it as a possibility,i've heard some of those motors get pretty squeally when the bearings wear.  love kelowna,have a few relatives there,and try to visit yearly-usuallt around "peachfest".
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