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Member Since 04 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2013 06:58 PM

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In Topic: Loud noise on spin cycle...

15 July 2013 - 07:02 PM

OK, I got the spanner wrench to remove the spanner nut, and want to take out the old basket and also look around at other places in the washer before ordering the new basket and any other parts I might need. But even with the wrench and a small sledge hammer I can't get the nut to budge. The slots in the spanner nut are beginning to strip, and I'm afraid if I continue to beat it, it will strip to the point where I REALLY can't get it off. Any tricks or ways to help ease the spanner nut off ?

In Topic: Loud noise on spin cycle...

13 July 2013 - 03:17 PM

Sohei - The basket is still connected across the rusty vertical section, but has rusted through in at least two places. It appears I do indeed need a new basket. Could that rusted section also be a cause for the spin cycle shaking and knocking noise seen in the video, or is that likely from another cause, like broken counter-balance or suspension spring(s) ? 

In Topic: Loud noise on spin cycle...

12 July 2013 - 03:21 PM

After a few unexpected days out of town, I'm back with additional info. First, a video from beginning of the spin cycle to when the knocking noise gets loud as the spin speed increases (It's low quality, but good enough to illustrate the spin noise):   



I removed the agitator, and took a couple of shots of the center column... Rust is significant, to put it mildly:




Thanks for any diagnostic help and suggestions on how to proceed. 

In Topic: Loud noise on spin cycle...

04 July 2013 - 08:37 PM

OK, thanks for your help. Will remove agitator tomorrow... Will you still be following this thread?

In Topic: Loud noise on spin cycle...

04 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

OK, try this:




Given that these pieces are showing up in the bottom of the inner tub, it seems reasonable that they're coming from somewhere in the agitator assembly (agitator bearing, perhaps?) But if so, it seems odd that a part in the agitator assembly would be making a loud knocking noise only during the spin cycle, since it's not in use then... Maybe I've got more than one problem (?)

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