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Whirlpool Washer Making Clicking Noise

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Want to thank everyone for the help. Part cost me $11.50 here locally and it works great now. Your time and explanations made it easy (considering I know how to use tolls, but did not have aclue what I was looking at).

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Slightly new, related topic:

Our machine (22722100) has developed a tick during the agitate cycle.  I've taken the cabinet open, and the sound is coming from the motor itself.  There is a centrifigal switch assembly inside the motor that appears to rotate 20-30 degrees on the motor shaft and seems to be the source of the noise.  With the motor removed and running on the ground (no load), the motor runs very briefly, every few seconds.

Is it normal for this switch to rotate like this?

Dave

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Additional info to preceding post-

I've noticed that the cycle select switch doesn't seem to make much difference, 'normal', 'gentle', or 'delicate' all seem to agitate the same.  Also, I notice the lights on the same circuit pulse in time to the agitation, like the motor is drawing excessive current, or causing power surge.

Anyone else have info or experience with this?

 

Dave

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This is an old favourite - what's happening is that the motor isn't getting any power to its 'run' winding. As this happens on all speeds, I'd recommend you check the neutral (white) wire connection to the motor.

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I know this thread is old now, but this was a big BINGO for me too. Our machine (Kenmore 110.26912691 model number) was spinning, when all of a sudden we smelled burning rubber, and it starting clicking and clacking. No spinning. No agitator movement either.

I pulled the shell, and then the motor, and found the outer plastic part of the coupler split in two.

Literally, 10 minutes from start of job to removal, and hopefully 10 on the way back together. Just need to get the part now.

Thanks for the great pointers and pics. Well worth the $5 subscription fee!

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